Abstract

Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders are one of main leading problems in nurses. It is mainly important to understand the causes of musculoskeletal disorders among nurses. In nurses Foot/ankle disorders are very common and ankle is the most common part to sustain injuries. The current study found out rate and prevalence of foot or ankle musculoskeletal disorders in nurses. It was a cross-sectional survey study. Settings: Data was collected from Carian Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Ganga Ram Hospital, Children Hospital and Services Hospital. Methods: 369 nurses participated in the survey. All participants were females and their minimum age was ?20 year, maximum age was ?57 year and their mean age was ?31 years. The duration of the study takes six months to complete. Nordic Musculoskeletal questionnaire (NMQ) was use to collect the data from hospitals of Lahore. Results: Prevalence of foot and ankle pain was 47.4%, 35.5% in last 12 months and 78% in last 7 days. Conclusion: Foot and ankle musculoskeletal disorders were common problem among nurses. We recommended nurses be provided with important education regarding self-care strategies and treatment plan and need to some break during working time.

How to Cite
TARIQ, Sofia. Prevalence of Foot and Ankle Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nurses of Lahore Pakistan. Global Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], june 2018. ISSN 2249-4618. Available at: <https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/1532>. Date accessed: 12 june 2021.


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