Self-reported musculoskeletal signs amongst dentists in Saudi Arabia.
Ind Well being. 2017 Aug 08;55(Four):338-344
Authors: Al-Shehri Z, Al-Zoughool M
Musculoskeletal problems are quite common within the dental observe. This cross-sectional research assessed the character and prevalence of musculoskeletal signs (MS) and their related danger elements amongst dentists in three sorts of clinics in Riyadh. A structured, self-administered questionnaire about demographic traits, nature of labor, and prevalence and frequency of MS was accomplished by 274 male and 241 feminine dentists. Chi-square and logistic regression had been used to find out the affiliation of MS with a variety of essential variables. Ache within the decrease again (64%) and neck (60%) had been essentially the most prevalent MS. Working within the dental faculties’ clinics was related to elevated danger of MS (adjusted OR 2.30, 95% CI 1.27-Four.18). A stronger affiliation was noticed for dentists working within the personal clinics (adjusted OR 2.58, 95% CI 1.28-5.17) in comparison with authorities clinics. Feminine dentists had been at extra danger of MS than the male dentists (OR 1.63, 95%CI 1.02-2.59). The OR of MS for dentists treating greater than 10 sufferers/d was 1.53 (95%CI zero.83-2.81). The upper danger of reported MS in females and for these working within the dental faculties and personal clinics underscores the significance of recognition and prevention of MS even early within the dental occupation.
PMID: 28331126 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]