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Survey of The Prevalence of Job Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Dentists of Tabriz City Download PDF


Reza Ghaffari1, Mina Kahyaie2*, Tohid Babaei3, Hossein Maghbuli4, Shaghayegh Ghadimi5
Abstract

Introduction: Preventing occupational stresses of the body is a critical purpose that could guarantee the physical and functional health of dentists. Present study was aimed to assess the prevalence of occupational related musculoskeletal disorders among dentists of Tabriz city. Method and material: Nordic musculoskeletal disorders questionnaire was distributed among dentists of Tabriz city. Nordic questionnaire was conveyed by researchers to the dental office and was asked dentist to give appropriate answer to questions. Data were analyzed using descriptive measurements (mean ± standard deviation, percent and frequency). Logistic regression test was utilized to assess the association of characteristics of participants with their level of musculoskeletal disorders. Results: The result of the study showed that 54.8 % of dentists expressed signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders. There were also a significant relationship between musculoskeletal disorders of the wrist and shoulder and overall years of work experience. (p=0.011, p<0.05). Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders was significantly higher in high age. (p=0.015, p<0.05), and among general dentists was significantly higher than specialists (p=0.032, p<0.05) Conclusion: The result of the current study showed that overall prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder is remarkable but, fortunately it is not as high as the data which is reported in some literature.
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