The Prevalence of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Female Nurses

Aysha Khadam, Zunaira khadam


Introduction: Work related musculoskeletal disorders are major job related health problems among healthcare workers. Nurses are the most significant part of multi-disciplinary team in hospitals. Aim of the study: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among female nurses. Methodology: The cross-sectional, quantitative study design was done on 100 female nurses of The Children Hospital, Lahore. A modified and adopted, self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. Results: This study results shows a high prevalence rate (71%) of WRMSDs in nursing population in the last 12 months. According to the body site, the prevalence was in the lower back (52%), neck (26%), in shoulders (24%), knees (25%), ankles (23%), hands/wrists (19%), upper back (17%), hips/thighs (10%) and in elbows (7%). Conclusion: This study concludes that WRMSDs are common occupational health problems among female nurses.

Keywords: work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDS), musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/80-16

Publication date:September 30th 2020

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