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Impact of ergonomic intervention on back pain among nurses.

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OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the impact of ergonomic intervention on rates of low-back pain among hospital nurses. METHODS: Altogether 1239 female nurses from two hospitals in southern England completed a baseline postal questionnaire about low-back pain and associated risk factors. Between 18 and 28 months after the baseline survey, major intervention was implemented at one hospital to minimize unassisted patient handling and high-risk nursing tasks. At the other, no intervention was ini...

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10.5271/sjweh.713

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Scandinavian journal of work, environment and health
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
117-123
Publication date:
2003-04-05
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EISSN:
1795-990X
ISSN:
0355-3140
URN:
uuid:311ba2b3-57b3-435b-89ae-301cd8f5a0f4
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126130
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pubs:126130

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