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Workplace Health Saf. 2013 Feb;61(2):73-8. doi: 10.3928/21650799-20130129-94.

Effectiveness of an education program to prevent nurses' low back pain: an interventional study in Turkey.

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Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Science, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.


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.

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