The consequences of bodily and psychosocial elements and ergonomic circumstances on the prevalence of musculoskeletal issues amongst dentists in Malaysia.
Authors: Taib MFM, Bahn S, Yun MH, Taib MSM
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal issues (MSDs) have been acknowledged as one of many essential occupational well being issues for dentists. Many research have steered that dentists expertise work-related ache or discomfort within the neck, shoulder, and again, in addition to in different components of the physique.
OBJECTIVE: This examine aimed to look at the connection between particular bodily and psychosocial elements and/or ergonomic circumstances on MSD signs amongst dentists in Malaysia.
METHODS: A gaggle of 85 dentists was requested to finish a questionnaire to find out whether or not their complaints had been associated to bodily and psychosocial elements and/or ergonomic circumstances of their practices.
RESULTS: Among the many 9 reviewed physique areas, the shoulders had been most frequently affected by signs of MSDs (92.7%). Furthermore, MSDs of the neck and higher again had been almost definitely to forestall these practitioners from participating in regular actions (32.9%). Usually, no vital variations had been discovered within the prevalence of MSD signs in relation to gender, age, physique mass index, years in apply, variety of sufferers, and frequency of breaks.
CONCLUSIONS: Our outcomes had been per these reported in different research that targeted on MSD issues amongst dentists in different nations. To scale back the prevalence of MSDs, extra consideration needs to be paid to instituting ergonomically wise approaches within the dental apply setting.
PMID: 28582951 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]