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Moazzami Z, Dehdari T, Taghdisi, Soltanian A. Readiness to Adopting Correct Posture in Operating- room Nurses based on Transtheoretical Model (TTM) in Hamadan city in 2011 . irje. 2013; 9 (1) :66-74
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5012-en.html
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Background & Objectives: Back pain represents one of the most common occupational problems in nursing. Since the correct posture has a key role in prevention of back pain, this study was performed to determine of operating- room nurses' readiness to adopt correct posture based on Transtheoretical Model (TTM) .
 Methods: This descriptive-analytical study included a convenience sample of 110 operating- room nurses employed at four hospitals in city of Hamadan. Participations completed a designed questionnaire to assess the readiness of change based on TTM.
 Results: The results of present study revealed that by increasing the stage of change (from precontemplation to maintenance), adopting correct posture in the nurses, increased as well (P=.01). Also, by increasing the stage of change, self-efficacy for adopting correct posture increased (P=.03) and perceived cons decreased (P=.02). Stage of change constructs could predict 68% variance of adopting correct posture in the nurses.
 Conclusion: The results of present study indicated that the majority of operating-room nurses are in pre-operational levels (precontemplation, contemplation and preparation) for adopting correct posture. Considering stages of change as an intervening variable may contribute in any future intervention for this group.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/12/29 | Accepted: 2012/12/1 | Published: 2013/08/17

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