Event Title

What Factors Influence Back Pain in Nurses

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

9-4-2012 1:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 2:30 PM

Student's Major

School of Nursing

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Colleen Royle

Mentor's Department

School of Nursing

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and factors that influence back pain within the nursing profession. Back pain decreases work productivity and quality of life. Many factors influence back pain including: age, gender, smoking, poor body mechanics, stress, education level, nursing department, and long periods of standing.

The design of the study is a quantitative correlational study. Sample size will be 500 nurses recruited from the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA). The study method will be a two-part survey. Part one focuses on demographics and part two is a Likert Scale assessing perception of back pain. Data analysis will be performed using a statistical function within Microsoft Excel.

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:30 PM

What Factors Influence Back Pain in Nurses

CSU Ballroom

The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and factors that influence back pain within the nursing profession. Back pain decreases work productivity and quality of life. Many factors influence back pain including: age, gender, smoking, poor body mechanics, stress, education level, nursing department, and long periods of standing.

The design of the study is a quantitative correlational study. Sample size will be 500 nurses recruited from the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA). The study method will be a two-part survey. Part one focuses on demographics and part two is a Likert Scale assessing perception of back pain. Data analysis will be performed using a statistical function within Microsoft Excel.

Recommended Citation

Frank, Brittany; Casey Lynch; Christine Henke; Lyndsay Sadler; and Clifford Rippel. "What Factors Influence Back Pain in Nurses." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/poster-session-B/26