The survey of musculoskeletal disorders of midwives and its relationship with job stress

Mohammadian, Mostafa and Hashemi Nejad, Naser and Rahimi Moghadam, Somayeh and Amiri, Fatemeh (2013) The survey of musculoskeletal disorders of midwives and its relationship with job stress. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 15 (59). pp. 171-183.

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Introduction: Job stresses can increase the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in midwifery job, and reduce the efficiency and quality of their services. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of MSDs among midwives and to examine the relationship between job stress and the prevalence of MSDs in different regions their body. Materials and Methods: This was descriptive-analytical and cross-sectional study. The study population included all midwives working in public and private hospitals of Kerman in 2011. According to the research community, 74 midwives were selected as a sample of research, by Census method. For data collection, Standard Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) and Altmeyer job stress questionnaire were used. The data were analyzed with descriptive and analytical statistics (Pearson correlation, t-test and Chi square test) methods by SPSS 16 software.  Results: In this study 78.4 of subjects had experienced discomfort or pain in the past 12 months at least in one body part. The most frequent symptoms of MSDs were observed in the three parts of body, feet with a frequency of 39.2 (29 persons), and knees and back each one 35.1 (26 persons). Also in this study, the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and job stress was dignificant (P<0.05). Conclusion: According to the resultof this research, it can be concludedthat job stresses can presumably intensify physical side effects includingmusculoskeletal disorders. Also the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in midwives under studied was high. Therefore, holding training courses about standard body postures while doing job tasks and avoiding inappropriate body posture will be important.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 18:55
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 18:55

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