The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among the nurses in Dubai : occupational health study

dc.contributor.authorAmina, Naushad
dc.contributor.authorZenah, Alsaraeji
dc.contributor.authorYvonne, Ruhumbika
dc.contributor.authorUbong, Isong Edidong
dc.contributor.authorYassen, Alfoteih
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-04T09:18:43Z
dc.date.available2020-10-04T09:18:43Z
dc.date.copyright© 2019
dc.date.issued2019
dc.descriptionThis article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Medico-Legal Update (2019), available online at: https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v19i1.904en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to explore the risk factors and prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among nurses in Dubai. The research was done among nurses in Dubai’s two famous hospitals – Iranian Hospital and Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery. After approvals were obtained, questionnaires with attached consent forms were randomly distributed among nurses from different wards according to their availability. In this study, a total of 100 responses from nurses working in Dubai were analyzed using validated questionnaire forms. Questions focused on the percentage of nurses suffering from MSDs, risk factors perceived by nurses, and whether medical attention was sought following the development of MSDs. The results of our study showed that female nurses were more affected than male nurses. Most nurses were young (between 28 and 35 years of age) with few years of work experience. Positive responses of having developed MSDs were largely from nurses in the surgical ward. The body sites most affected were found to be the back (~44%), feet (~18%), neck and shoulder (~18%). In addition, the majority of nurses reported physical ergonomic factors as the main cause for their MSDs. These findings are especially important in the region, as very few studies have been published in this field. They also give a new perspective to the work handled by nurses and help ‘voice’ their problems as a call for action to nurses, hospitals, and the government itself. © 2019, World Informations Syndicate. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.identifier.citationNaushad, A., Alsaraeji, Z., Ruhumbika, Y., Isong, E. U., & Alfoteih, Y. (2019). The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among the nurses in Dubai: Occupational health study. Medico-Legal Update, 19(1), 156–160. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v19i1.904en_US
dc.identifier.issn0971720X
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v19i1.904
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/250
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWorld Informations Syndicateen_US
dc.relationAuthors Affiliations : Naushad, A., Canadian University of Dubai, Environment health Department, United Arab Emirates; Alsaraeji, Z., Canadian University of Dubai, Environment health Department, United Arab Emirates; Ruhumbika, Y., Canadian University of Dubai, Environment health Department, United Arab Emirates; Isong, E.U., Canadian University of Dubai, Environment health Department, United Arab Emirates; Alfoteih, Y., Canadian University of Dubai, Environment health Department, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMedico-Legal Update;Vol. 19, no. 1
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License
dc.rights.holderCopyright : © 2019, World Informations Syndicate. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAdulten_US
dc.subjectArticleen_US
dc.subjectMusculoskeletal diseaseen_US
dc.subjectHospitalsen_US
dc.subjectMSDsen_US
dc.subjectNurse’s healthen_US
dc.subjectOccupational healthen_US
dc.subjectMajor clinical studyen_US
dc.subjectmaleen_US
dc.subjectmiddle ageden_US
dc.subjectnecken_US
dc.subjectoccupational diseaseen_US
dc.subjectprevalenceen_US
dc.subjectquestionnaireen_US
dc.subjectshoulderen_US
dc.subjectyoung adulten_US
dc.subjectfemaleen_US
dc.subjectbacken_US
dc.subjectfooten_US
dc.subjecthumanen_US
dc.subjectDubaien_US
dc.titleThe prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among the nurses in Dubai : occupational health studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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