A tentative back injury model related to nurses caring for geriatric patients

Sing Kai LO, Duncan BOLDY, Stephen HA

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Abstract

This paper examines the complex relationship between the presence or absence of work-related back pain and other intrinsic and extrinsic factors such as manual lifting and proper training. By analyzing the weight lifting activities of 37 female nurses working in a geriatric ward, it was found that in the 7 day study period, total weight lifted not according to any recommended models was the single most significant variable associated with work-related back pain. Factors leading to the use of non-recommended methods were patient's cooperation, nursing category, and number of nurses lifting together. The effects of all variables on work-related back pain were found to be indirect, through improper load handling. Copyright © 1993 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-136
JournalSocio-Economic Planning Sciences
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Lo, S. K., Boldy, D., & Ha, S. (1993). A tentative back injury model related to nurses caring for geriatric patients. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 27(2), 131-136. doi: 10.1016/0038-0121(93)90013-9