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The effectiveness of social media and in-person interventions for low back pain conditions in nursing personnel (SMILE).

Authors
  • Kazemi, Seyedeh-Somayeh1
  • Tavafian, Sedigheh-Sadat1
  • Hiller, Claire E2
  • Hidarnia, Alireza1
  • Montazeri, Ali3, 4
  • 1 Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , (Iran)
  • 2 Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran. , (Iran)
  • 4 Faculty of Humanity Sciences, University of Sciences & Culture, ACECR, Tehran, Iran. , (Iran)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing open
Publication Date
May 01, 2021
Volume
8
Issue
3
Pages
1220–1231
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/nop2.738
PMID: 33905171
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

To compare two educational approaches to reduce low back pain in nurses. A community randomized controlled clinical trial. Data were collected with two interventions and a control arm between August 2018 and January 2019. Participants were recruited from three hospitals. Hospital 1 received an in-person educational programme, Hospital 2 received via the website and Hospital 3 received nothing. Statistical analysis was carried out with a follow-up of 3 and 6 months. A total of 180 female nurses with low back pain participated in the study. Dimensions of the quality of life improved over 3 and 6 months, pain and disability decreased over 3 months in both intervention groups and over 6 months in the social media group. Two educational approaches can be effective in decreasing pain, disability and improving quality of life. However, the findings suggest that the social media approach was more successful over the long-term and might be a better way to present the programme. © 2020 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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