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Determination of Factors Associated with Low Back Pain in a Population of Cleaning Workers

Objective: The aim of this research was conducted determination of factors associated with low back pain in a population of cleaning workers. Methods: The research was carried out in the cleaning workers of İzmir Konak Municipality, without reaching any sampling method, and was applied to 318 workers who agreed to work. The data were collected between February and March 2014. Introductory information form, Oswestry functional disability form and Visual analog scale (VAS) were applied to each worker. Results: In this study, according to the result of Spearman correlation analysis, it is seen that there is a significant and positive relationship between the oswestry functional disability form and VAS. As a result of Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis analysis; economic status, rolling weight lifting and carrying, leaning weight lifting and alcohol consumption were found to be risk factors for low back pain. Conclusion: Low back pain has become a global public health problem for cleaners. It has become a deterioration in health and economic loss for workers. For this reason, the workplace doctor and the workplace nurse should make screenings to protect and improve the waist health of the employees; It should carry out studies consisting of health education, educational programs and information in a multidisciplinary approach.

Low Back Pain, Cleaning Workers, Occupational Health, Oswestry


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