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