A nurseâ€™s job can be very demanding, specifically in the hospital setting, where they must focus on applying intense intellectual and physical requirements over extended periods of time. Studies have shown that in a given year, approximately half of all nurses will have struggled with some form of back complication. In fact, a recent research published in two journals, The American Journal of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Specialist, declared that when nurses suffer, so do their patients.
The researchers of the study created a questionnaire for registered nurses working in hospital settings, which asked them about their personal health and the level to which their injuries or illnesses seemed to affect their work. After evaluating more than 1,000 answers, the researchers found that nearly 20 percent of the nurses questioned presented symptoms of depression, a prevalence twice as high as that of the general population. Additionally, approximately three-quarters of the nurses experienced some grade of physical pain due to a muscle sprain or strain while at work.
Nurses are the largest group of healthcare providers in the United States, occupying many workplaces, from doctorâ€™s offices to biotech firms, governmental agencies and private insurers. Trusted more than almost any other professional, nurses implement a broad influence on the way healthcare is conveyed and represented.Â Studies have shown that in a given year, approximately half of all nurses will have struggled with some form of back complication. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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