Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in corporate doctors: A Descriptive study

Avinash, M Vasudevan (2013) Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in corporate doctors: A Descriptive study. Masters thesis, KMCH College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.


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BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Work related musculoskeletal disorders are an ever growing problem of health professionals. Doctors are affected by WMSD in mass numbers but no adequate assessment of the risk faced by them is researched. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess the musculoskeletal risk factors that affects corporate doctors. OBJECTIVES: 1. To find out the musculoskeletal risk factors of corporate doctors. 2. To find out the prevalence of WMSD in corporate doctors. 3. To find out the relation between age, BMI and WMSD in corporate doctors. 4. To identify the prevalence of WMSD among surgeons and physicians. 5. To identify the prevalence of WMSD among male and female doctors. STUDY DESIGN : Descriptive study. STUDY METHOD : A musculoskeletal screening questionnaire (CMDQ) is distributed among 100 doctors of KMCH Hospital and they are asked to fill it. The data is tabulated and noted. RESULTS : Karl Pearson Correlation Coefficient is used in this study to find the correlation between age, BMI and CMDQ scores. The analysis interpreted that both age and BMI showed a moderate correlation with the CMDQ scores. In the 100 doctors surveyed it is calculated that 84% of them are affected by work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The prevalence rate of WMSD in each anatomical region was Neck: 27.65%, Shoulder: 7.44%, Upper Back: 3.91%, Upper Arm: 1.6%, Lower Back: 24.46%, Forearm: 1.06%, Wrist: 3.19%, Hip/Buttock: 1.06%, Thigh: 3.19%, Knee: 1.06%, Lower Leg: 10.63%, Foot: 15.95%. CONCLUSION: Doctors suffer multiple musculoskeletal disorders that significantly affect the work output. As we understand from our study they have exposed to a vast variety of discomforts in their daily life. This study showed a prevalence rate of 84% of WMSD on doctors. The incidence of work related musculoskeletal disorders among doctors was highest in low back, neck, lower legs, foot and shoulders.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: WMSD (Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder), CMDQ (Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire).
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Selvamani J
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 11:47
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2020 01:18

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