LOW BACK PAIN IN ICU AND EMERGENCY UNIT NURSES AT SARI MUTIARA GENERAL HOSPITAL MEDAN

Amila Amila, Evarina Sembiring, Rinco Siregar

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Introduction. The nurses who works at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Unit often suffering Low Back Pain (LBP) because they have high mobility and unergonomic condition. The purpose of this study were to identify the correlation among age, body mass index and working position of nurses with the low back pain who work in ICU and emergency unit at Sari Mutiara Indonesia general hospital. Methods. The data obtained was analyzed by analytic correlational with cross-sectional approach. The Sampel of this study was recruited with total sampling as 31 nurses. The data was analyzed by spearman correlation with α = 0.05. Result. The result of this study found that there was a signifi cant correlation between age with low back pain (r = 0.466 ; p <0.05). While body mass index and working position there was no signifi cantly correlation with low back pain ( r=0.195; p > 0.05 and r = - 0.172;p >0.05), respectively. Discussion. It can be recommended to occupational safety team to organize training the manner of working according to ergonomic standard, in addition to develope standar operating procedure for nurses in the hospital.

Keywords : Risk factors, low back pain, nurse

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