Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Office Workers in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran
BackgroundWork-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) is one of most prevalent health problems among individuals with limited physical activity. This study aimed to assess this problem among office workers in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran.
Methods and Material: Totally, 42 eligible office workers from three health centers related to ShahidBeheshti University of Medical Sciences(SBUMS) between May, 2016-September, 2016 were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Of all these individuals, 420 office workers (response rate 99.2%) were satisfied to participate in this study. In Standard Nordic questionnaire were used to collect data. Collected data were entered into SPSS 16 and analyzed through descriptive and analytical tests.
ResultsTotally, 420 office workers with a mean age of37.1 ± 8.03 were examined in this study.The most prevalent WMSPD waslower back pain (N = 56, 13.3%) followed by neck pain (N = 46, 11.0%), wrist pain (N = 43, 10.2%), hip pain (N = 6, 1.4%) and pain in heel of foot (N = 17, 4%). The variables such as age (χ2 = 24.99: P = 0.003); gender (χ2 = 0.544; P = 0.028); employment status (χ2 = 9.837: P = 0.007); duration of pain (χ2 = 1.55l P = 0.001) and duration of treatment (χ2 = 1.006; P=0.001) were significantly related to WMSD.
ConclusionsSince the WMSD are prevalent among office workers of SBUMS, designing proper interventional studies are recommended. However, doing more researches to confirm the results of this study is guaranteed.
International Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain prevention, Volume:2 Issue:3, 2017
293 - 298
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