2007 Volume 13 Issue 1 Pages 113-120
The purposes of this study was to assess the association between prevalence of low back pain and working status in Nozaki Higashi Hospital and Health Services Facilities for making a plan to prevent LBP and improve the status. The survey was carried out using a questionnaire. The subjects of the first research consisted of nurses, care workers and assistant nurses (total 118 workers). The results inclicated that 75% of them suffered from low back pain. And more, the result by using a statistics technique, the second research, which of addressing object is the nurses, (72 people), was that the sleeping time of the group of suffered from the back pain (group P) was intentionally short compared with the group of not suffered. This study indicated that the review on the environment and the system of the work is necessary for nursing or nursing engaging persons.