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The Relationship between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workstation Conditions among Academic and Nonacademic Staffs in School of Public Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in 2012
M Aghanasab , M Ghalenoei , B Kouhnavard , V Ahmadi Panah
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
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Background & objectives: Present study aimed to determine rate of symptoms of the musculoskeletal disorders in different body regions and ergonomic assessment of the workplace and their risk factors among faculty members and other staffs.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on all 59 teachers and employees in School of Public Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. Nordic questionnaire was used to determine prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in various organs of the body. To assess workplace risk factors standard and integrated check list of office conditions was used.

Results: Within the last year the highest prevalence of skeletal disorders was observed in hip (85.7 %) and neck & shoulders (64.3%) among academic members and back (60%) and wrist & neck (44%) among other staffs. Statistically significant associations were found between the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in neck and work experience among staffs and between the back disorders and working hour per day (p<0.05) in academic members. 83.6 percent of the employees stood at the first priority for corrective actions. Poor posture and poor work station design were identified as risk factors.

Conclusion: The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders is high in hip regions of faculty members and lumbar region of other employees. Therefore, implementation of workplace ergonomics intervention seems necessary. Designing workstations according to ergonomic principles, training of teachers and employees on principles of ergonomics, job diversity, and soft exercise at certain intervals can be components of these programs.

Keywords: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Employees, Faculty Members, the Conditions of Work Stations, Ergonomic Risk Factors.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/03/4 | Accepted: 2017/03/4 | Published: 2017/03/4
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Aghanasab M, Ghalenoei M, Kouhnavard B, Ahmadi Panah V. The Relationship between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workstation Conditions among Academic and Nonacademic Staffs in School of Public Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in 2012. j.health. 2017; 8 (1) :35-44
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