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Nasiry Zarrin Ghabaee D, Haresabadi M, Bagheri Nesami M, Talebpour Amiri F. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Their Relationships with the Quality of Life in Nurses. Iran J Ergon. 2016; 4 (1) :39-46
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1- MSc Student of Anatomy, Student Research Committee, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2- MSc of Nursing, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnourd, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of Medical- Surgical Nursing, Mazandaran Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Center (MPIDRC), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
4- Assistance Professor, Anatomy Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran , ftaleb2001@yahoo.co.uk
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Introduction: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are the most common occupational health problems, reported with high costs and loss of productivity in nurses. On one hand, the quality of life is a multidimensional concept that affects factors such as physical and psychological ones. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between WMSDs and quality of life in nurses.

Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed on 940 nursing staff in Hospitals of Sari, Iran. The samples were selected by census sampling method. Data were gathered using particular questionnaires of musculoskeletal disorders (Nordic) and quality of life (SF-36). Collected data were analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA), t-test and Pearson's correlation using SPSS software (version 18).

Results: The results showed that low back disorder with prevalence of 60.9% was the most prevalent disorder among nurses. All aspects of quality of life, except for social functioning, were significantly correlated with WMSDs (P<0.05). In addition, there was a statistically significant relationship in age, gender and education level with WMSDs as well as in gender and work with quality of life (P<0.05).

Conclusions: According to this study, the prevalence of WMSDs was relatively high in nurses. In the majority of nurses, moderate quality of life was observed. Therefore, any intervention to improve quality of life and prevent WMSDs should be focused on, to reduce the physical needs and psychological pressures.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/09/2 | Accepted: 2016/06/14 | ePublished: 2016/06/14

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