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Ghassemi M, Tavafian S S, Heydarnia A. Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Quality of Life of Nurses suffering from Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain. IJMPP 2016; 1 (4) :143-147
URL: http://ijmpp.modares.ac.ir/article-32-7488-en.html
1- MSc of Health education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- PhD. Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: Socio demographic characteristics of nurses who work in hospitals may impact on their quality of life. This study aimed to assess the relationship between quality of life of nursing staff with chronic nonspecific low back and their socio demographic characteristics. Materials and Methods: This study was a cross section study. A total of 119 nurses were participated in this study. The 36-item short-form health survey questionnaire (SF-36) was used to assess Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) of the participants. SPSS software version18 was applied to analyze data by appropriate statistical tests. Results: Totally 119 nurses including 93 female (78.1%) were participated in the study. The study showed that there was a significant relationship between age and physical function (P < 0.0001). Also there was significant relationship between income and physical role (P < 0.0001) as well as bodily pain (P = 0.015), mental health (P = 0.015), and social function (P = 0.03. ( Conclusions: The socio demographic characteristics of nurses could be considered while their QOL are assessed.
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Subject: Musculoskeletal Pain Prevention
Received: 2017/02/8 | Accepted: 2016/09/1 | Published: 2017/02/8

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