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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part D

Effects of ergonomic education and exercise training program on low back pain among nurses


Author(s): Neethu CL, Rejeesh Kumar, Sharad K Soman and S Manivannan

Abstract: Background: Musculoskeletal disorders are a significant occupational problem among nurses. Studies suggests that the work related low back pain is the main reason for the absenteeism and early retirement in nurses. However taking precautions for preventing low back pain in nurses is important. Nurses doing a stretching and strengthening program with maintaining their correct work posture can reduce the prevalence and severity of work related musculoskeletal disorders among nurses.
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate an ergonomic education and exercise program on relieving low back pain among nurses.
Design: Pre-test post-test experimental design.
Methods: Pre-test, post-test experimental design was conducted on 30 nurses. They were divided into two groups of 15, informed concern was obtained from all individuals. Group A received educational program and exercise relevant to their occupation which include stretching and strengthening exercises. The total treatment duration was 20 minutes, thrice in a week. The group B is a control allocated to do active exercise and posture correction.
Results: The 20 week ergonomic education program and exercise training is effective to reduce low back pain among nurses.


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How to cite this article:
Neethu CL, Rejeesh Kumar, Sharad K Soman and S Manivannan. Effects of ergonomic education and exercise training program on low back pain among nurses. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2020; 7(4): 204-210.
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