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

dc.contributor.author Amina, Naushad
dc.contributor.author Zenah, Alsaraeji
dc.contributor.author Yvonne, Ruhumbika
dc.contributor.author Ubong, Isong Edidong
dc.contributor.author Yassen, Alfoteih
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-04T09:18:43Z
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dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description This 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.v19i1.904 en_US
dc.description.abstract The 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.citation Naushad, 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.v19i1.904 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0971720X
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v19i1.904
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/250
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher World Informations Syndicate en_US
dc.relation Authors 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.ispartofseries Medico-Legal Update;Vol. 19, no. 1
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License
dc.rights.holder Copyright : © 2019, World Informations Syndicate. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.subject Musculoskeletal disease en_US
dc.subject Hospitals en_US
dc.subject MSDs en_US
dc.subject Nurse’s health en_US
dc.subject Occupational health en_US
dc.subject Major clinical study en_US
dc.subject male en_US
dc.subject middle aged en_US
dc.subject neck en_US
dc.subject occupational disease en_US
dc.subject prevalence en_US
dc.subject questionnaire en_US
dc.subject shoulder en_US
dc.subject young adult en_US
dc.subject female en_US
dc.subject back en_US
dc.subject foot en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject Dubai en_US
dc.title The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among the nurses in Dubai : occupational health study en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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