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Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Office Workers: Prevalence and Risk Factors.
J Med Life. 2018 Oct-Dec; 11(4):328-333.JM

Abstract

Objective:

This study aimed to identify the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and ergonomic risks for Kerman University of Medical Sciences' office workers.

Methods:

The study sample comprised all office workers in the University and the sample included 129 women and 121 men. Data on MSDs were derived from the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, while ergonomic data were collected through two direct observations via the rapid upper limb assessment (RULA) and the rapid office strain assessment (ROSA) method.

Results:

The results showed that the highest prevalence rates of MSDs were in the lower back (72.4%) and neck (55.2). Results of the postural assessment revealed that 68.8% of the participants' require "further investigation in order to modify their posture" and 27.6% need to "modify their posture soon." From the workstation analysis, the majority of the office workers were at a medium (55.2%) and high-risk level (27.6%). Results also revealed a significant association between some of MSDs in the lower back and neck with the RULA and ROSA score.

Conclusions:

Based on the results, for the prevention of MSDs, there should be ergonomics workshops for workers to be aware of ergonomics factors in the office. The ergonomics training must also be used in offices; the design of workstations should be improved.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.Department of Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30894890

Citation

Mohammadipour, Fariborz, et al. "Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Office Workers: Prevalence and Risk Factors." Journal of Medicine and Life, vol. 11, no. 4, 2018, pp. 328-333.
Mohammadipour F, Pourranjbar M, Naderi S, et al. Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Office Workers: Prevalence and Risk Factors. J Med Life. 2018;11(4):328-333.
Mohammadipour, F., Pourranjbar, M., Naderi, S., & Rafie, F. (2018). Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Office Workers: Prevalence and Risk Factors. Journal of Medicine and Life, 11(4), 328-333. https://doi.org/10.25122/jml-2018-0054
Mohammadipour F, et al. Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Office Workers: Prevalence and Risk Factors. J Med Life. 2018;11(4):328-333. PubMed PMID: 30894890.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Office Workers: Prevalence and Risk Factors. AU - Mohammadipour,Fariborz, AU - Pourranjbar,Mohammad, AU - Naderi,Sasan, AU - Rafie,Forouzan, PY - 2019/3/22/entrez PY - 2019/3/22/pubmed PY - 2019/5/7/medline KW - Musculoskeletal disorder KW - ROSA KW - RULA KW - office workers SP - 328 EP - 333 JF - Journal of medicine and life JO - J Med Life VL - 11 IS - 4 N2 - Objective: This study aimed to identify the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and ergonomic risks for Kerman University of Medical Sciences' office workers. Methods: The study sample comprised all office workers in the University and the sample included 129 women and 121 men. Data on MSDs were derived from the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, while ergonomic data were collected through two direct observations via the rapid upper limb assessment (RULA) and the rapid office strain assessment (ROSA) method. Results: The results showed that the highest prevalence rates of MSDs were in the lower back (72.4%) and neck (55.2). Results of the postural assessment revealed that 68.8% of the participants' require "further investigation in order to modify their posture" and 27.6% need to "modify their posture soon." From the workstation analysis, the majority of the office workers were at a medium (55.2%) and high-risk level (27.6%). Results also revealed a significant association between some of MSDs in the lower back and neck with the RULA and ROSA score. Conclusions: Based on the results, for the prevention of MSDs, there should be ergonomics workshops for workers to be aware of ergonomics factors in the office. The ergonomics training must also be used in offices; the design of workstations should be improved. SN - 1844-3117 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30894890/Work_related_Musculoskeletal_Disorders_in_Iranian_Office_Workers:_Prevalence_and_Risk_Factors_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/30894890/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -