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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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LELIS, Cheila Maíra et al. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in nursing professionals: an integrative literature review. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.3, pp.477-482. ISSN 0103-2100.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000300025.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate evidence of the susceptibility of the nursing staff for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMD). METHODS: An integrative review of the literature using the databases: Virtual Health Library (VHL) , VHL Nursing, Scopus and Theses Database of the University of São Paulo (USP), obtained 17 studies. RESULTS: It was evident that WRMD affect nursing professionals and relate to the inadequate conditions of the workplace, and to the organization and structure of work. CONCLUSION: It is necessary to invest in preventive programs, improving capabilities, health education, intervention strategies and the organization of existing services.

Keywords : Cumulative trauma disorders; Musculoskeletal diseases; Nursing; Occupational health; Nursing, team.

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