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Document ID (ISN)104839
CIS number 06-476
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Newell T.M., Kumar S.
Title Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among orthodontists in Alberta
Bibliographic information Feb. 2004, Vol.33, No.2, p.99-107. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract In a survey of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among dental professionals, a standardized Nordic questionnaire was mailed out to all registered orthodontists in Alberta, Canada. There was a 52.4% response rate from a sample of 61. Results showed low back trouble to be the most prevalent MSD (59%), followed by neck (56%) and shoulder trouble (47%). There were no significant differences in MSD prevalence between men and women and no correlations existed between age, years of work and number of hours of practice per week. It is suggested that further attention should be directed towards risk factors and ergonomic intervention.
Descriptors (primary) Alberta; dental services; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services