Back Pain Among Physiotherapists and Nurses In Slovenia

  • Jadranka Stričević University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Marcel Duh University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Zoran Jokić University Singidunum, Faculty of Health, Law and Business Sciences
  • David Haložan University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Abstract

Back pain is one of the most significant work-related factors among healthcare workers, especially among physiotherapists and nurses. In our research Forty-five physiotherapists and forty-five nurses from healthcare institutions from Slovenia took part in the research. We found no statistically significant difference between the occurrence of back pain among physiotherapists and among nurses (p=0,517) and that back pain occurs more frequently among healthcare professionals employed in the institutions with immobile patients (p=0.03). Representatives of both professions that work with immobile patients are equally exposed to the manifestation of back pain. Healthcare professionals who work with immobile patients and have more years of professional experiences had more back pain. We discovered that ergonomic knowledge didn`t affect back pain occurrence.

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Author Biographies

Jadranka Stričević, University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Maribor, Slovenia. E-mail: jadranka.stricevic@um.si.

Marcel Duh, University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Maribor, Slovenia. E-mail: marcel.duh666@gmail.com.

Zoran Jokić, University Singidunum, Faculty of Health, Law and Business Sciences

Valjevo, Serbia. E-mail: zjokic@singidunum.ac.rs.

David Haložan, University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Maribor, Slovenia. E-mail: david.halozan@um.si.

Published
2020-04-24
How to Cite
Stričević, J., Duh, M., Jokić, Z., & Haložan, D. (2020). Back Pain Among Physiotherapists and Nurses In Slovenia. Medicine, Law & Society, 13(1), 105-122. https://doi.org/10.18690/mls.13.1.105-122.2020
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