|Document ID (ISN)||112033|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kierklo A., Kobus A., Jaworska M., Botuliński B.
||Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dentists - A questionnaire survey
||2011, Vol.18, p.79-84. Illus. 21 ref.
||Work-related_musculoskeletal_disorders.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this study was to assess the musculoskeletal health of Polish dentists. It was carried in the form of a questionnaire survey of a cross-sectional sample of 220 dentists. The questionnaire addressed demographic details, work duration and acquired specialization, organization and methods of work, and musculoskeletal disorders. It was found that over 92% of the surveyed dentists experienced MSDs, especially in the neck (47%) and lower back (35%). More than 29% experienced trouble with fingers, 23% with hip, 20% in the mid-back, 20% in the shoulders, 18.3% in the wrists and 15-16% in knees, feet or elbows. Statistical dependence was shown between the years of practice and the period of time when disorders occurred. Moreover, significant relationships were found between MSDs and both standing work position and non-use of rest breaks. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||Poland; musculoskeletal diseases; dental services; risk factors; frequency rates
||location of injury; work posture; length of service; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system