Relationships of Work-Related Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders in Dental Jobs - (Pages 1-3)

1Freshteh Osmani and 2Roghaye Farhadi Hassankiadeh

1Infectious Disease Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran and 2Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran



Background: Upper limb musculoskeletal disorders are a health problem among in dental jobs. The aim of the study was to investigate of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders among dental jobs. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 190 in dental jobs of in Tehran cities of Iran in 2016. A modified Nordic questionnaire with interview was used to collect data on individual characteristics and musculoskeletal disorders, Univariate analyses and multiple logistic regression analysis were then performed. Results: In this study dental jobs were participated with age (mean±SD) 33.56±9.33 yrs., duration of employment 10.19 ±8.85. Prevalence rate of reported upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in each body site was 72.4% in previous 12-month. The most prevalent musculoskeletal complaints was neck pain (33.3%). Significant relations were found between occurrence of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders and age, gender, heavy work (P-value<0.05). Conclusion: For important action in reduce Upper limb musculoskeletal disorders, design station works by ergonomics of standards and exercise often work are suggested.

Keywords: Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders, Dental Jobs.