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Abstract

PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN IN THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN THE THEATER IN BAQUBA HOSPITALS

Shahab Ahmed Shakir*, Hayder Hameed Waheeb and Hiba Dhiaa Hasan

ABSTRACT

Objective: Medical health provider is one of the occupations with a high risk for back pain. The cause of low back pain(LBP) among medical health provider is usually multifactorial, probably because job demands in medical personnels is a mixture of physically demanding and mentally demanding tasks. Aim of study: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of low back pain in health care workers in Baquba and Al-Batool teaching hospitals and to assess relation of LBP with Multiple factors that related to individual or environment of work and house. This is study was performed at at Baquba Teaching Hospital and Al-Batool Teaching Hospital at Diyala health directorate. study was performed from 1’st January to 31th July 2017. And studied one hundred fifty Participants. This study includes participants working in theater. Across-sectional study was employed at Al-Batool Teaching Hospital and Baquba Teaching Hospital health care workers in theater with(150) participants(45) females(30%) and 105 males(70%). Data collection was performed through a 39 question, 27 question were multiple choice with yes /no. Results: Low back pain was significantly correlated with Body mass index, age, period of work, working posture, shift of work, extra house work, family history of LBP, smoking, floor of the theater and light of the theater show correlation with Low back pain. Conclution We conclude that the Prevalence of low back pain among health personnels in the theater lead to impairment of their work and many risk factors were identified that should avoid to reduce LBP incidence and related costs.

Keywords: Low back pain, Baquba.


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