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Investigation of Individual and Occupational Risk Factors on the Prevalence and Consequence of Musculoskeletal Disorders among the Rescue Department Employees in Qazvin in Year 2016
P Heydari , S Varmazyar , Ch Hakimi
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
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Background & objectives: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are the cause of most of the disabilities and labor-induced absences in developing countries. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the association between occupational and individual risk factors and the prevalence and outcomes of musculoskeletal disorders among the rescue department employee.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among the rescue department employees of Qazvin. One hundred fourteen staffs were recruited in year 2016. Data gathering tool was Nordic questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression test were conducted using SPSS (ver 18).
Results: Based on this study, 68.4% of the staff in the rescue department has suffered in one of the body regions during the last year. Musculoskeletal disorders in employee had 2.7 times negative association with lower level of education and higher work stress accordingly (staff with a high school diploma compared to bachelors) and (people with higher compared to higher stress). The Red Crescent workers were at higher risk of musculoskeletal disorders and work absence than fire workers (5.2 times in single-variable analysis and 13.09 in multivariate analysis).
Conclusion: Factors including age, weight, work hours and history, education, type of job and work-related stress can affect the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and its consequences. Among these factors, educations, type of job and stress during work have the most impact on prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and whole body and shoulder pain.
Keywords: Risk Factors, Consequence, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Rescue Group’s Employees
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/03/11 | Accepted: 2019/03/11 | Published: 2019/03/11
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Heydari P, Varmazyar S, Hakimi C. Investigation of Individual and Occupational Risk Factors on the Prevalence and Consequence of Musculoskeletal Disorders among the Rescue Department Employees in Qazvin in Year 2016 . j.health. 2019; 10 (1) :73-82
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