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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    
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.
Huei-Mein Chen; Hsiu-Hung Wang; Chung-Hey Chen; Hsou-Mei Hu
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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.
Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, Doctoral Candidate of College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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