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Moradi B, Barakat S. Investigation of Sleep Quality of Nurses and Its Relationship with Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevalence and Job Stress. johe 2021; 8 (1) :26-36
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1- , Department of Health, Safety and Environment, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Ira
2- Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , samirabarakat.ohs@gmail.com
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Background and Objective: Sleep is one of the basic human needs that can cause physical and psychological problems if it is not met properly. Musculoskeletal disorders and job stress are among the most important concerns of staff in organizations, especially hospitals. This study aimed
to determine the sleep quality of nurses and its relationship with musculoskeletal disorder prevalence and job stress.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 218 nurses working at two hospitals in Isfahan, Iran. The data were collected using the Pittsburgh sleep quality, Nordic questionnaires, as well as Health and Safety Executive job stress questionnaire. Moreover, the nurses' body posture was investigated using the Quick Exposure Check (QEC) method. The collected data were analyzed in SPSS software (version 21).
Results: The sleep quality of 67.31% of the nurses was undesirable. According to the results, the sleep quality had a significant relationship with the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (P=0.002, R=0.514), QEC final score (P<0.001, R=0.589), and job stress (P<0.001, R=-0.793).
Conclusion: In this study, sleep quality was regarded as an effective parameter in the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders and job stress among nurses. Therefore, lack of attention to the sleep quality of nurses not only deteriorates their health but also has negative effects on providing services to the patients.
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