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Effectiveness of a Stretching Exercise Program on Low Back Pain and Exercise Self-Efficacy Among Nurses in Taiwan: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
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PMID:  23266331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a stretching exercise program (SEP) on low back pain (LBP) and exercise self-efficacy among nurses in Taiwan. A total of 127 nurses, who had been experiencing LBP for longer than 6 months and had LBP with pain scores greater than 4 on the Visual Analogue Scale for Pain (VASP), were randomly assigned to an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group (n = 64) followed an SEP, whereas the control group (n = 63) was directed to perform usual activities for 50 minutes per time, three times a week. Data were collected at four time points: at baseline, and 2, 4, and 6 months after the intervention. During the 6-month follow-up, the experimental group had significantly lower VASP scores than did the control group at the second, fourth, and sixth months. In addition, the experimental group showed significantly higher exercise self-efficacy than did the control group at the fourth and sixth months. A total of 81% of the participants in the experimental group reported a moderate to high level of LBP relief. The findings can be used to enhance self-care capabilities with SEP for nurses that experience LBP or are vulnerable to such work-related pain. SEP is an effective and safe nonpharmacological intervention for the management of LBP.
Authors:
Huei-Mein Chen; Hsiu-Hung Wang; Chung-Hey Chen; Hsou-Mei Hu
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain Manag Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890606     Medline TA:  Pain Manag Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Pain Management Nursing. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, Doctoral Candidate of College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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