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RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 483-485


Correlation between shoulder pain and functional disability among nurses

Mehak Saleem, Fahad Tanveer.

Abstract
Objective: To determine a correlation between shoulder pain and disability among nurses.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional survey, data of 250 subjects was collected through a convenient sampling technique via self-reported questionnaire. Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Disability scale was used to determine the pain intensity in which 0 scale demonstrated (no pain), 1-3 scale (mild pain), 4-7 (moderate pain) and 8-10 (sever pain) of shoulder. Data were analyzed through SPSS version 21.
Results: There were 250 nurses with ages between 22 and 30 years (mean 24.381.80 years). Out of 250 subjects, 146(58.4%) had moderate pain, 76(30.4%) worst pain, 22(8.8%) mild pain and 6(2.4%) no pain. The mean pain score was 34.4013.42 % and mean functional disability score was 30.0915.88 %, respectively.
Conclusion: There was significant correlation between shoulder pain and shoulder disability in young female nurses. The prevalence of shoulder pain and shoulder disability in nurses with repetitive overhead activities (lifting overwhelming load, lifting patients, attempting on awkward postures, and transferring patients from the floor) seems high.

Key words: Shoulder Pain, Work related musculoskeletal Disorder (WRMSD), Nurses.


 
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