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Assessment of musculoskeletal disorders prevalence among dentists

Author(s): Ezoddini Ardakani F. | Haerian Ardakani A. | AkhavanKarbasi MH. | Dehghan Tezerjani Kh.

Journal: Journal of Dental Medicine
ISSN 1024-641X

Volume: 17;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 52;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Statement of Problem: According to many researches done in the field of occupational disorders dentists are"nconsidered at the risk of musculoskeletal problems. These problems may cause reduction of job length of"ndentists."nPurpose: This study was done for evaluating the musculoskeletal disorders of dentists, practicing in Yazd."nMaterials and Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, conveyed in Yazd city in 1999 by survey"namong all of working dentists with eye-to-eye contact questionnaire reply."nResults: Among dentists were interviewed 81.6% of respondents mentioned at least one of musculoskeletal"nproblems. The mentioned disorders were respectively; Neck (47.1%) hand (36.2%), wrist (34.8%), upper and"nlower parts of back (33.3%), shoulder (11.59%), knee (2.8%). About 72.5% of the individuals had no familial"nhistory and just 4.5% had these disorders before working as a dentist."nConclusion: Results of this study revealed that majority of musculoskeletal disorders had significant"nrelationship with age, gender, work place, working hours, level of exercise, direct vision and duration of the"njob of dental occupation.
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