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Document ID (ISN)112033
CIS number 11-0667
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kierklo A., Kobus A., Jaworska M., Botuliński B.
Title Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dentists - A questionnaire survey
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.18, p.79-84. Illus. 21 ref.
Internet access Work-related_musculoskeletal_disorders.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; musculoskeletal diseases; dental services; risk factors; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) location of injury; work posture; length of service; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Work posture