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Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
SJR: 0.121 SNIP: 0.228 CiteScore™: 0.5

ISSN Imprimir: 0896-2960
ISSN En Línea: 2162-6553

Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevPhysRehabilMed.v8.i3.30
pages 201-219

Back Problems in Health Professionals: Extent of the Problem and an Integrated Approach for Its Management

Anil Mital
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Donald E. Shrey
Associate Professor of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine and Director, Disability Management, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

SINOPSIS

In the United States, back problems pose significant difficulties for most employers. Health care professionals, particularly nurses, are specifically prone to back problems. This article discusses the prevalence of the problem and reviews ergonomic studies of back problems in the nursing profession. Finally, it proposes an integrated approach to managing back problems among health professionals.


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