Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among doctors in Mangalore: A cross-sectional survey

Lahoti, Srikanth and *, Amitesh Narayan and Ottayil, Zulfeequer CVP and *, Unnikrishnan B (2014) Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among doctors in Mangalore: A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 204-207. ISSN 2278-4292

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Context: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a signifi cant concern for health care professionals due to the nature of work that exposes them to injuries. Aims: The aim was to assess the prevalence of MSDs among doctors. Settings and Design: Cross-sectional survey among doctors working in Mangalore. Materials and Methods: Self-administered questionnaires distributed among medical specialties professionals of two major hospitals (Government Wenlock Hospital and Kasturba Medical College Hospital) of Mangalore. Statistical Analysis Used: Descriptive analysis and Chi-square test (P < 0.05 with 95% confi dence interval). Results: Lower back (25%), neck (20.21%), and knees (14.36%) were the common MSDs among doctors in different specialties. MSDs association with respect to age, gender, and work experiences were nonsignifi cant, except physical activity (P = 0.042). Conclusions: About 58.5% doctors reported MSDs and lower back disorders were most common.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doctors, healthcare professionals, low back pain, musculoskeletal disorders
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2014 06:12
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2014 06:12

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