Author(s): Schlossmacher R, Amaral FG
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Identify the prevalence of low back disorders and associated risks, as well as the characteristics and ergonomic factors present in the work of nursing professionals. METHODS: Systematic review based on the search of terms such as low back pain, professionals, hospital ergonomics, work organization, nursing found in national and international databases. RESULTS: The prevalence of low back pain symptoms was between 14.7\% and 72\% and the main cause, that is, the transference of the patient from bed to chair, leaded to the profession abandonment as a main consequence. CONCLUSION: it was possible to conclude that the prevalence of low back injury is high among nursing professionals and its causes are related to occupational factors - physical or psychological, which are in many cases permanent and disabling.
This article was published in Work
and referenced in Journal of Ergonomics