Effect of Selected Exercise Protocol on Nurses Suffered from Pain and Deformity in the Upper Quarter of the Body
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2Karaj Islamic Azad University
3Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, College of Physical Education, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
Introduction: Hospital staff, including nurses who perform many professional tasks, are faced with prolonged standing and many work-related problems, which can cause pain and malformation in their posture. Regarding this issue, providing the appropriate training strategy to reduce the complications seems necessary. The purpose of present study was to investigate the effect of selected training protocol on pain and deformity of the joints in the upper region of the trunk in the nurses of Farabi Hospital in Tehran.
Methodology: For this purpose, 30 female nurses suffered from pain and uneven shoulder and forward head deformity with an average age of 38.21 ± 5.88 years, weight 62.88 ± 7.64 kg, and height of 162.07 ± 4.95 centimeters participated in this study and were randomly assigned to experimental (N=15) and control (N=15) groups. In the pre-test, pain variables, forward head and unequal shoulder deformity were measured and recorded using analogue ruler, camera and inclinometer. Subjects then participated in the selected exercise protocol for 8 weeks and 3 sessions per week. The training was based on the NASM protocol. After the training period, they were subjected to post-test in similar conditions with the pre-test. Data were analyzed using SPSS 21 and t-test at the level of 0.05.
Results: The selected training protocol had a significant effect on reducing of joint pain (p<0.05). Also, these exercises caused a remarkable reduction in uneven shoulder and forward head deformity (p<0.05).
Discussion: By addressing sports activities and paying special attention to corrective exercises, considering the scientific principles of practice, the musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder and neck in nurses was greatly prevented.