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RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 392-395


Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan

Aiza Nasir, Ayesha Rehman, Rafia Tariq, Nazia Sarfraz, Muhammad Umar Sadiq.

Abstract
Objective: To investigate the frequency of work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs), job risk factors and coping strategies in response to these injuries among the physical therapists of Faisalabad.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, data were collected from public and private settings of Faisalabad for 12-months prevalence of WRMDs. Eight-page questionnaire was used consisting of four parts. These included demographic data, occupational history, injury related data, job-risk factor, coping strategies adopted by the participants and standardized modified Nordic questionnaire. 56 copies of questionnaire were distributed and response rate was 76.7%. Data were analyzed by the using SPSS version 17.
Results: A total of 42 responses were received. The frequency of WRMDs was 93%. The neck was the most affected body part at 62.8% followed by the low back in 55.8%. Half the participants (n=21) experienced their work-related injuries within the first five years of their graduation. Not enough rest breaks during the day was reported by most of respondents as the leading work factor for their WRMDs. Modifying patient's or therapistís position was common coping strategy by therapists (65.1%).
Conclusion: The frequency of WRMDs was higher in the PTs of Faisalabad. Disorders among them had association with gender and ergonomic training.

Key words: Work related musculoskeletal disorders, coping strategies, job risk factors, Nordic questionnaire, ergonomic training.


 
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Nasir A, Rehman A, Tariq R, Sarfraz N, Sadiq MU. Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 392-395.


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Nasir A, Rehman A, Tariq R, Sarfraz N, Sadiq MU. Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=67365 [Access: May 10, 2020].


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Nasir A, Rehman A, Tariq R, Sarfraz N, Sadiq MU. Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 392-395.



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Nasir A, Rehman A, Tariq R, Sarfraz N, Sadiq MU. Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan. RMJ. (2020), [cited May 10, 2020]; 45(2): 392-395.



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Nasir, A., Rehman, . A., Tariq, . R., Sarfraz, . N. & Sadiq, . M. U. (2020) Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan. RMJ, 45 (2), 392-395.



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Nasir, Aiza, Ayesha Rehman, Rafia Tariq, Nazia Sarfraz, and Muhammad Umar Sadiq. 2020. Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (2), 392-395.



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Nasir, Aiza, Ayesha Rehman, Rafia Tariq, Nazia Sarfraz, and Muhammad Umar Sadiq. "Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 392-395.



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Nasir, Aiza, Ayesha Rehman, Rafia Tariq, Nazia Sarfraz, and Muhammad Umar Sadiq. "Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45.2 (2020), 392-395. Print.



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Nasir, A., Rehman, . A., Tariq, . R., Sarfraz, . N. & Sadiq, . M. U. (2020) Frequency of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and with associated factors among physical therapists of Faisalabad, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (2), 392-395.








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