|Document ID (ISN)||104839|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Newell T.M., Kumar S.
||Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among orthodontists in Alberta
||Feb. 2004, Vol.33, No.2, p.99-107. Illus. 16 ref.
||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.
||Alberta; dental services; musculoskeletal diseases
||Canada; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; ergonomics
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services