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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(6), 952-957
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-6-7
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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Nursing Students during Clinical Training

Amel Ahmed Elsayed1,

1Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

Pub. Date: September 25, 2019

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Amel Ahmed Elsayed. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Nursing Students during Clinical Training. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(6):952-957. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-6-7


Background: The Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) have a considerable socio economic impact. First, they drive up costs for workers, companies, and society in general. This applies to both direct and indirect costs associated with occupational diseases and industrial accidents. Nursing students experienced the MSD with increased cases amongst nursing staff. Nursing students continue to face the problems of MSD due to the misuse of the good technique to protect them self during clinical training hours. The study aimed to assess work-related musculoskeletal disorders among nursing students during clinical training. A cross- sectional study design used to achieve this aim. Convenience sampling technique was used to include all consenting nursing students from fifth level to eighth level (3rd and 4th year) (n=253) student who were having clinical training. The study took place at the Faculty of Nursing, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University. The first part include demographic data questions. The second part is a self-reported pain using standardized Nordic questionnaire for the analysis of musculoskeletal symptoms that will assess different body parts namely upper limb, lower limb, and trunk sections of the body. The study illustrated that more than half of students reported pain (71.1%) and ankle or feet (43.9%) during the last 12 months. Consistent also with students who reported MSD in the last seven days, 48.2% of them reported lower back problem. There is significant relationship between number of clinical days (p = 0.05) and MSD, and no significant relationship between the MSDs and the number of the clinical hours per day (p =0.973), weight (p = 0.806). The main conclusion drawn from the current study is that the majority of nursing students are high risk for MSDs due to improper body mechanics or wrong posture.

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