Effectiveness of an Education Program to Prevent Nurses' Low Back Pain An Interventional Study in Turkey


WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY, vol.61, no.2, pp.75-80, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3928/21650799-20130129-94
  • Title of Journal : WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-80


This study was undertaken to evaluate an education program to prevent low back pain among nurses. This interventional study used a one-group, pretest/posttest design and was conducted in four hospitals in Bolu, Turkey. Nurses' knowledge was assessed before and after training; 60 nurses were evaluated while performing five procedures that can lead to low back pain using an observation form. These forms were given to the nurses 3 months after the training to assess their knowledge and observations of the five specified behaviors were repeated. The mean knowledge and procedures scores of the nurses were higher just after and 3 months after the training compared to before training.