This study was performed to determine the musculoskeletal disorders and insomnia severity among nurses working in a training and research hospital. This descriptive study was carried out in Corum province between January-March 2020 with 293 nurses aged with â‰¥18 years. Data was collected via a questionnaire form including socio-demographics, Cornell Muscle Skeletal Disorders Questionnaire and Insomnia Severity Index. In analysis percentage, mean, independent t test and Chi-square test were used. In evaluations p<0,05 value was considered statistically significant. In our study, 66,6% were aged â‰¤35 years and 77,8% were women. Waist was the body area where nurses experience the most musculoskeletal disorders. The severity of the discomfort was mostly moderate in painful areas. The areas with the most severe pain were found in the neck, back and waist areas. There was a significant difference according to gender, educational status, marital status, seniority, types of working and presence of chronic diseases for musculoskeletal disorders (p<0,05). It was determined that the threshold level of insomnia was significantly higher among nurses those with musculoskeletal disorders in other body regions except the knee and lower leg region (p<0,05). In our study, it was determined that musculoskeletal disorders were common in the upper body areas and the severity of insomnia was at the threshold level. Training of nurses on ergonomics and encouraging exercises should be applied at work to reduce the frequency of musculoskeletal disorders.
Keywords: Musculoskeletal Diseases, insomnia, nurses
Author(s): Remziye CICI, GÃ¼lay YILMAZEL