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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-14

The effectiveness of core stability exercises on nurse fatigue

1 School of Nursing, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
2 Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Asadolah Mosavi
Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JNMS.JNMS_12_18

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Context: Despite reporting a high prevalence of fatigue among nurses, few studies have been examined the impact of measures to reduce their fatigue. Aims: The present study aims to examine the impact of core stability exercises on nurses' fatigue. Settings and Design: The present study is a field trial study. The study population has been included all nurses who are employing in Shahid Rajaie hospital of Gachsaran. Materials and Methods: A total of 46 eligible nurses were selected through convenience sampling but allocated between experimental and control groups based on block randomization. Nurses in the experimental group did a core stability exercise based on the protocol as three times a week for 6 weeks. The impact of exercise was evaluated using multidimensional fatigue inventory before and after the intervention. Statistical Analysis Used: The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software through descriptive and analytical statistics such as the Chi-square test and t-test, taking into account the 95% confidence intervals. Results: No statistically significant difference was observed in the mean score of total fatigue and its dimensions between two groups on precore stability exercises (P > 0.05). However, the statistical significant difference was observed in mean scores of total fatigue and physical and mental subscales between the two groups after core stability exercises (P < 0.05). Within-group comparison in the experimental group also showed the statistically significant difference by total fatigue, physical, and mental fatigues after core stability exercises compared to before one (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Core stability exercises were able to reduce nurses' fatigue, particularly mental and physical fatigues.

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