Work-family conflict, task interruptions, and influence at work predict musculoskeletal pain in operating room nurses

Nützi, Marina; Koch, Patricia; Baur, Heiner; Elfering, Achim (2015). Work-family conflict, task interruptions, and influence at work predict musculoskeletal pain in operating room nurses Safety and health at work, 6(4), pp. 329-337. Elsevier 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.07.011

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Background The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in Swiss operating room (OR) nurses, and to investigate how work–family conflict, work interruptions, and influence at work are related to lumbar and cervical back pain. Methods Participants in this correlational questionnaire study included 116 OR nurses from eight different hospitals in Switzerland. Results We found that 66% of the OR staff suffered from musculoskeletal problems. The most prevalent musculoskeletal complaints were lumbar (52.7%) and cervical pain (38.4%). Furthermore, 20.5% reported pain in the mid spine region, 20.5% in the knees and legs, and 9.8% in the hands and feet. Multiple linear regression analyses showed that work–family conflict (p < 0.05) and interruptions (p < 0.05) significantly predicted lumbar and cervical pain in OR nurses, while influence at work (p < 0.05) only predicted lumbar pain. Conclusion These results suggest that reducing the work–family conflict and interruptions at work, as well as offering opportunities to influence one's workplace, help to promote OR nurses' health.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Department of Health Professions
Department of Health Professions > Abteilung Physiotherapie

Name:

Nützi, Marina; Koch, Patricia; Baur, Heiner and Elfering, Achim

ISSN:

2093-7911

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

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Date Deposited:

29 Oct 2019 13:37

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2019 13:37

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.shaw.2015.07.011

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.6079

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/6079

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