Determining low back pain factors and effects on daily activities in operating room personnel in Türkiye

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https://doi.org/10.3126/ijosh.v13i2.48956

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disability, low back pain, occupational health, operating room

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Introduction: Low back pain is a common problem among operating room personnel. The study was performed to determine low back pain (LBP) factors and effects on daily activities in operating room personnel.

Methods: The descriptive study was conducted in January 2018 in Ankara, Türkiye. The study sample consisted of 210 operating room personnel. Data from the study were collected using the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire and Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Low Back Health Question Form.

Results: The majority of operating room personnel had LBP. The mean disability score of the Operating room personnel was 9.69±6.49. A total of 8.1% of operating room personnel had severe disabilities. The disability score of the operating room personnel was higher in women, nurses, and personnel who worked over 8 hours a day, those who had any level of stress, and those who lifted patients without assistance.

Conclusion: LBP remains an important problem in operating room staff and negatively affects daily activities. Considering the disability caused by LBP, to prevent LBP, developing comprehensive programs with hospital management including exercise, coping with stress, smoking cessation, and regulation of the working environment and conditions is suggested.

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Author Biographies

Habibe GÜLEÇ, Health Science University Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

MSc, RN, Health Science University Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Gülhane Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi General Dr.Tevfik Sağlam Cd. No:1 06010 Etlik / Ankara, Türkiye

Email: habibegulec@gmail.com, Phone: +905058310405

Azize Karahan, Baskent University Faculty of Health Science Nursing Department, Ankara, Türkiye

PhD, RN, Professor, Baskent University Health Sciences Faculty, Department of Nursing, Bağlıca Kampüsü Fatih Sultan Mahallesi, Eskişehir Yolu 18.km TR 06790, Etimesgut, Ankara, Türkiye

Email: kazize@baskent.edu.tr, Phone:+905324319456

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Published

2023-03-15

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GÜLEÇ, H., & Karahan, A. (2023). Determining low back pain factors and effects on daily activities in operating room personnel in Türkiye. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health, 13(2), 172–179. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijosh.v13i2.48956

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