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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 97-100

Investigating the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and quality of work life in nursing staff


Department of Nursing, Mahabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahabad, Iran

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Dr. Yousef Mahmoudifar
Department of Nursing, Mahabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahabad
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/iahs.iahs_3_17

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Aims: The high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders caused by work is a common problem in nurses. The quality of life is effective, job satisfaction, and everyday life of nurses. The study was conducted with the aim of determining the relationship of musculoskeletal disorders and the dimensions of the quality of nursing life in the hospitals in Southern regions of West Azarbaijan in 2017. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 100 nursing staff working in southern regions of West Azarbaijan hospitals was chosen randomly. The data gathering tool was a two-part tool using a Nordic questionnaire and a quality of life questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software, t-test, and Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: The results showed that the most musculoskeletal disorders in the nursing staff were in the lumbar (50%). In addition, individual factors such as age, work history, type of working system, body mass index, and sex are effective in the increase of musculoskeletal disorders (P < 0.05). The results of quality of life indicators showed that psychological problems with mean and standard deviation (32.3 ± 14.1) had the lowest and physical performance (58.2 ± 17.5) had the highest amount and dimensions and components of work-life quality have significant relationship with musculoskeletal disorders. Conclusion: Considering that there is a relationship between skeletal muscle-muscle disorders and living quality of life, nursing managers should establish a correct relationship with the staff and provide a suitable environment to reduce physical and psychological stresses caused by work and increase the quality of working life.


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