Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Workers
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Self-report measures of musculoskeletal discomfort are a widely used and generally accepted risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders in epidemiologic research. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in packing workers. A cross-sectional study of 75 workers was carried out using a modified Nordic questionnaire. Prevalence was determined with the percentage of positive responses to questions on musculoskeletal symptoms. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were the measures of association between prevalent musculoskeletal symptoms and demographic factors; they were determined with logistic regression. Most musculoskeletal symptoms in workers were from the low back (44.0%), shoulders (33.3%) and neck (32.0%). Years worked were strongly significantly associated with musculoskeletal symptoms and pain in the neck, shoulders and wrists/hands, P < .001–.050. Hazards related to repetitive movements and discomfort postures could be reduced with stretching exercises, rotation schedules and through new engineering solutions.
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- Occupational Health Department, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, I.R. Iran, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Occupational Health Department, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, I.R. Iran
- Center for Environmental Research, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, I.R. Iran
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