Results from a longitudinal study of low back pain in 199 student nurses followed up for 20 months show that 37% reported back pain which lasted for at least 3 consecutive days.
The first incidence peaked markedly between 9 and 12 months into training, and coincided with work on wards described by the nurses as « heavy ».
A combination of personal characteristics are also associated with back pain reports, within this group of nurses.
These include attitudes to health as measured by the Health Locus of Control, low levels of trait anxiety, increased neuroticism, and emotional disturbance as measured by the General Health Questionnaire, the strength endurance of the thigh muscles (quadriceps), and height.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Etudiant, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Douleur, Rachis lombaire, Infirmier, Incidence, Etude longitudinale, Royaume Uni, Europe, Activité professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Student, Female, Epidemiology, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Disease of the spine, Rachialgia, Pain, Lumbar spine, Nurse, Incidence, Follow up study, United Kingdom, Europe, Professional activity
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