Length of Working and Low Back Pain in Health Workers: A Meta-Analysis


Muh. Syaiful Akbar1), Bhisma Murti1),Setyo Sri Rahardjo2), Dono Indarto2)

 

1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret

2)Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Low back pain is the result of an injury, such as muscle sprains or strains due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. Low back pain can also be the result of certain diseases. There are various physical and psychosocial risk factors that cause LBP in nurses. This study was to examine length of working anfdlow back pain health workers.

Subjects and Method: A meta-analysis and systematic review was conducted by collected published articles toward length of working and low back pain in health workers. The articled were obtained from Pubmed, Science Direct, Scopus, Google Scolar, and Springer Link databases. Keywords used to search the related articles including “risk factor, low back pain, medical person, health workers, cross Sectional”. Full text articles with cross-sectional study design were analyzed using PRISMA guidelines and Review Manager 5.4.

Results: Length of working 6 hours per day increased the risk of low back pain in health workers, but it was statistically non-significant (aOR= 1.53; 95% CI= 0.71 to 3.29; p= 0.280).

Conclusion: Length of working 6 hours per day increases the risk of low back pain in

health workers.

Keywords: length of working, low back pain, meta-analysis

Correspondence: Muh. Syaiful Akbar. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email:asyaifulop@gmail.com. Mobile: 082325070569.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph.01.51

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