To determine the low back stressor exposures of hospital nursing staff members, the daily activities of 63 staff members were observed and coded. In addition to direct patient contact activities, non-patient contact activities were common. Many patient contact actions were static (isometric), requiring maintenance of an antigravity position which stresses the low back. These findings suggest the need to expand the focus of work practice training, equipment redesign, and future research activities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health