Comparison of frequency of varicose veins and occupational risk factors between clinical and administrative personnel

Rahim pour, Farzaneh and Afshari Saleh, Laya and Assadi, Negar and jarahi, Lida and Rafee manesh, Ehsan and Pourakbar, ali and esfandiari, Ssamaneh (2015) Comparison of frequency of varicose veins and occupational risk factors between clinical and administrative personnel. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 58 (9). pp. 539-546.

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence and risk factors of varicose veins in hospital staffs. Method: This cross sectional study was performed in Qaem and Emam Reza hospitals. 240 hospital staffs were selected by random sampling method. Inclusion criteria were work experience more than3 years and satisfaction for participation in the study. All staffs underwent physical examination and history taking. Data were analyzed with SPSS version 16 . Results: From 240 hospital staffs 132 persons (55) had varicose veins of lower limb. Incidence of varicose veins was significantly higher in clinical ward workers (p=0/001). Female sex was one of the most important risk factor of varicose veins occurrence. Odds ratio of varicose vein in clinical personnel was 3/7 . In clinical personnel group the risk of greater grade of varicose veins was more in nurse's aides group (OR =3/4).Between grade of varicose vein and shift working was significant correlation (p=0/018). Conclusion: This study show that occupational factors such as prolong standing ; shift work and lifting have significant role in development of varicose veins in lower limbs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 14:58
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 14:58
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3959

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