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Investigation of Upper Limb Disorders and its Relationship with Physical Working Requirements among

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Author(s): Jebraeil Nasl-Saraji | Mohsen Karchani | Mehdi Raei | Javad Vatani

Journal: Electronic Physician
ISSN 2008-5842

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 506;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Physical work requirement | Musculoskeletal disorder | Upper limb | Metal product

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders, premature tiredness caused by work and so on are arisen from differentrequirements of every job. According to the statistics provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the mostimportant cause of the loss of working time is the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in work environments.Method: A cross sectional study with randomized sampling was conducted to determine the relationship betweenthe physical work requirements and upper limbs disorders such as shoulders, wrist, elbow, and hand. data wasgathered by using of a questionnaire consist of demographic data and TMW (Tools for Modified Work) forphysical work requirement and Maastricht Upper Extremity Questionnaire for upper limbs musculoskeletaldisorders.Results: Results showed that there was significant relationship between musculoskeletal disorder and the physicalwork requirements. In other words musculoskeletal disorders in all upper limb have been increased by deficiency inproviding the physical work requirementConclusion: This study confirmed that physical work requirement has a crucial role in musculoskeletal disorderespecially in upper limbs. And it is essential to give full attention to provide standard requirements for workers.
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