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Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Medical Laboratory Professionals: A Narrative Review

Agrawal, Parul Raj and Maiya, Arun G and Kamath, Veena and Kamath, Asha (2014) Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Medical Laboratory Professionals: A Narrative Review. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 2 (4). pp. 1262-1266. ISSN 2320-6012

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Abstract

Work related musculoskeletal disorders are common health problem and increasing cause of disability. Laboratory professionals are unique group of healthcare professionals who play an essential part in diagnosis and therapy planning and often their work is associated with potential health hazards. Objective of current study was to review literature on prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among medical laboratory professionals. Electronic databases and bibliographies were searched and identified papers evaluated against inclusion criteria. The searching strategy uncovered 13 reports. Total 7 studies were included for the review. A high degree of heterogeneity among studies was observed. The overall prevalence’s ranges from 40-60%. With neck being more prevalent 18-78%. However additional high quality studies are required in this area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: WRMSD, Pathologist; Microscope user; Laboratory technician
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 07:26
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 07:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143579

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