It is widely recognized that back pain is a serious problem within the nursing profession.
This paper commences with a review of epidemiological data concerning the magnitude of this problem:
first, with regard to the excess prevalence of back pain in nurses (as compared with the general population);
second, with regard to the impact of back pain in terms of sickness absnece, and labour turnover;
and third, with regard to the association between back pain and patient handling.
There follows a formalized assessment of the level of risk inherent in a number of common patient-handling procedures. (This is based upon a new analysis of a number of existing sources of data which have not been gathered together before).
For each procedure, intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is calculated as a function of patient weight and the level of risk is measured in terms of the probability of a criterion level of 45 mmHg (6.0 lPa) being violated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Lombalgie, Prévalence, Condition travail, Charge travail, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Low back pain, Prevalence, Working condition, Work load, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Review, Human
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