Factors Affecting Lower Back Pain (LBP) among Undergraduate Nursing Students

Rifa Rindayani Syafitri, Ira Suarilah, Makhfudli

Abstract

Introduction: The earlier young people experience lower back pain (LBP), the more potential there is to acquire chronic back pain in the future. Nursing is a high-risk job regarding LBP. Knowing the factors that affect the occurrence of LBP in nursing students is important to prevent LBP when working as a nurse later. Methods: This study analyzed the factors that influence the occurrence of LBP in nursing students at the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga. A stratified random sampling method was used. This study was a cross-sectional study with questionnaires as the method for data collection, and a logistic regression test for data analysis. The sample comprised of 120 undergraduate nursing students. The independent variables were factors influencing the occurrence of LBP: biological, psychological, and social factors. The dependent variable was the occurrence of LBP during the last 12 months. Results: As many as 60% of students experienced LBP in the last 12 months and significant factors affecting LBP were: history of spinal trauma (p = 0.023), stress level (p = 0.000), sports habits (p = 0.044), and motor vehicle usage (p = 0.033). Conclusions: Biological, psychological, and social factors influence the occurrence of LBP in nursing students. Avoiding factors affecting LBP may reduce the prevalence and impact of LBP in the nursing profession.

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Syafitri R., Suarilah I. and Makhfudli. (2018). Factors Affecting Lower Back Pain (LBP) among Undergraduate Nursing Students.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 138-145. DOI: 10.5220/0008321701380145


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@conference{inc18,
author={Rifa Rindayani Syafitri and Ira Suarilah and Makhfudli},
title={Factors Affecting Lower Back Pain (LBP) among Undergraduate Nursing Students},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={138-145},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008321701380145},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Factors Affecting Lower Back Pain (LBP) among Undergraduate Nursing Students
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Syafitri R.
AU - Suarilah I.
AU - Makhfudli.
PY - 2018
SP - 138
EP - 145
DO - 10.5220/0008321701380145