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Musculoskeletal Disorders: Prevalence and Associated Factors among District Hospital Nurses in Haiphong, Vietnam.
Biomed Res Int. 2018; 2018:3162564.BR

Abstract

Background

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major occupational health problematic among healthcare workers, and the prevalence is especially high among nurses. In high income countries, the prevention of MSDs is an occupational health priority. But in Vietnam, there is no data available among health professionals.

Objectives

To determine the prevalence and associated factors of musculoskeletal disorders among district hospital nurses in Haiphong city.

Material and Methods

A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1179 nurses working in 15 district hospitals using the Standardized Nordic Questionnaire.

Results

A very high prevalence of MSDs in the past 12 months (74.7%) and during the last 7 days (41.1%), with the two most common sites being the low back (44.4%) and neck (44.1%), was found; 37.8% complained that MSDs symptoms limit their work. When analyzing factors related to MSDs, the results showed that women were 2.1 times more likely to develop MSDs than men; people with a previous history of MSDs were more likely to develop MSDs symptoms in the past 12 months than those with no history (OR = 7.1); nurses with symptoms of psychological distress and frequent absenteeism in the workplace had a higher prevalence of MSDs compared to the rest (p<0.001).

Conclusions

Due to the high prevalence of MSDs among nurses in district hospitals in Haiphong, preventive actions are needed to improve the working conditions and to raise the awareness of nurses about MSDs prevention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Phu Tho College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam. Faculty of Public Health, Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam.Faculty of Public Health, Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam.Haiphong Department of Health, Haiphong, Vietnam.Faculty of Public Health, Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam.Faculty of Public Health, Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam.Rheumatology Department, Bach Mai Hospital, Vietnam.Faculty of Public Health, Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30225248

Citation

Luan, Hoang Duc, et al. "Musculoskeletal Disorders: Prevalence and Associated Factors Among District Hospital Nurses in Haiphong, Vietnam." BioMed Research International, vol. 2018, 2018, p. 3162564.
Luan HD, Hai NT, Xanh PT, et al. Musculoskeletal Disorders: Prevalence and Associated Factors among District Hospital Nurses in Haiphong, Vietnam. Biomed Res Int. 2018;2018:3162564.
Luan, H. D., Hai, N. T., Xanh, P. T., Giang, H. T., Van Thuc, P., Hong, N. M., & Khue, P. M. (2018). Musculoskeletal Disorders: Prevalence and Associated Factors among District Hospital Nurses in Haiphong, Vietnam. BioMed Research International, 2018, 3162564. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3162564
Luan HD, et al. Musculoskeletal Disorders: Prevalence and Associated Factors Among District Hospital Nurses in Haiphong, Vietnam. Biomed Res Int. 2018;2018:3162564. PubMed PMID: 30225248.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Musculoskeletal Disorders: Prevalence and Associated Factors among District Hospital Nurses in Haiphong, Vietnam. AU - Luan,Hoang Duc, AU - Hai,Nguyen Thanh, AU - Xanh,Pham Thu, AU - Giang,Hoang Thi, AU - Van Thuc,Pham, AU - Hong,Nguyen Mai, AU - Khue,Pham Minh, Y1 - 2018/08/26/ PY - 2018/06/05/received PY - 2018/08/07/accepted PY - 2018/9/19/entrez PY - 2018/9/19/pubmed PY - 2019/1/15/medline SP - 3162564 EP - 3162564 JF - BioMed research international JO - Biomed Res Int VL - 2018 N2 - Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major occupational health problematic among healthcare workers, and the prevalence is especially high among nurses. In high income countries, the prevention of MSDs is an occupational health priority. But in Vietnam, there is no data available among health professionals. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and associated factors of musculoskeletal disorders among district hospital nurses in Haiphong city. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1179 nurses working in 15 district hospitals using the Standardized Nordic Questionnaire. Results: A very high prevalence of MSDs in the past 12 months (74.7%) and during the last 7 days (41.1%), with the two most common sites being the low back (44.4%) and neck (44.1%), was found; 37.8% complained that MSDs symptoms limit their work. When analyzing factors related to MSDs, the results showed that women were 2.1 times more likely to develop MSDs than men; people with a previous history of MSDs were more likely to develop MSDs symptoms in the past 12 months than those with no history (OR = 7.1); nurses with symptoms of psychological distress and frequent absenteeism in the workplace had a higher prevalence of MSDs compared to the rest (p<0.001). Conclusions: Due to the high prevalence of MSDs among nurses in district hospitals in Haiphong, preventive actions are needed to improve the working conditions and to raise the awareness of nurses about MSDs prevention. SN - 2314-6141 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30225248/Musculoskeletal_Disorders:_Prevalence_and_Associated_Factors_among_District_Hospital_Nurses_in_Haiphong_Vietnam_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/3162564 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -