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Determine the prevalence of varicose in lower extremities in nurses and some related factors
Sayyed hamid Sharifnia Mr *, Mostafa Ghorbani Dr, Zahra Beheshti & el al Mrs
, pegadis@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Lower limb varicose Veins commonly occurs in the general population. The physical conditions during the work and conditions of employment are important risk factors that induced prevalence varicose veins are increased. For instance prolong standing posture and physical state is irreversible in the nursing profession. Thus the purpose of the present study was to determine the Prevalence and relationship work factors and demographic with lower limb varicose veins in Nurses. Methods: In the cross-sectional study was carried out in the 203 nurses in Amol hospital. It was done with the content of the subjects. After filling out the questionnaires by the subjects, they were examined based on CEAP classification system. The gather information was done by the use of Chi-Square, exact fisher & independent sample T test. A probably level of P<0.05 was accepted as statistically significant. Results: 145 nurses were female & age average was 34.2 years 40.9 of them were over weighted. Prevalence of Varicose vein was 73.9%. There was a significant relationship between varicose vein & female gender (P=0.03), exercise (P=0.001), BMI (P=0.003), family history (P=0.01), regular bowel movement (P=0.005), age (P=0.04), weight (P<0.0001), over time work (P=0.001), sitting (P=0.01) & standing posture at workplace (P=0.001). Conclusion: Our results show a high prevalence varicose vein of the lower limbs in the nurses of Amol hospital. This disorder causes the physical problems & excess morbidity & it can affected on professional nurses’ practices, so risk factor control & preventing of these factors are important.
Keywords: Varicose veins, prevalence, factors, nurses factors
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Type of Study: Medical Surgical Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2010/07/7 | Published: 2010/07/15
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sharifnia S H, ghorbani M, beheshti & el al Z. Determine the prevalence of varicose in lower extremities in nurses and some related factors. IJNR. 2010; 5 (17) :23-31
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