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Comparative Study on Musculoskeletal Disorders in Male and Female Personnel of Operating Room of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences’ Educational Therapeutic Centers In 2018
Ali Pahnabi , Fatemeh Zahra Bagheri , Ail Morad Heidari Gorji *
Medical Education, DC Department, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
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Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most prevalent factors of occupational damages and disabilities in industrialized and developing countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ergonomic risk of musculoskeletal disorders in male and female operating rooms personnel of Mazandaran University of medical sciences’ educational therapeutic centers in 2018.
Method: In this study, 97 male and female surgical technologists of Mazandaran University of medical sciences’ educational therapeutic centers (31% male and 69% female) were studied. In this study, part of the data was collected by demographic and Nordic questionnaires and another part by assessing occupational posture using REBA method.
Findings: The highest prevalence of disorders was in the back (71.16%), lumbar (67.01%), knees (61.85%); and the lowest prevalence was in the buttock (15.46%), leg and ankle (18.55%). There was a significant relationship between age, weight, work experience and exercise during a week and the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders. 26.8% of the employees were at low risk, 52.5% were at moderate risk and 20.6% were at high risk. There was no significant relationship (p<0.05) between risk and musculoskeletal disorders, but by increasing the risk of affliction, the prevalence of these complications also increases.
Conclusion: Generally, the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among the operating room employees is high and individuals are encountered with so many risk factors such as stable inappropriate postures like bending for a long time, standing too long, moving and transferring the patient and inadequate rest and intensive job shifts and etc, which corrective measures should be provided in order to ameliorate the occupational situations for personnel.
Keywords: Muscular Disorders, Skeletal Disorders, Operating Room Personnel
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Pahnabi A, Bagheri F Z, Heidari Gorji A M. Comparative Study on Musculoskeletal Disorders in Male and Female Personnel of Operating Room of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences’ Educational Therapeutic Centers In 2018. Int J Med Invest. 2019; 8 (1) :59-67
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