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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 661-664


Association of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and disability among health care professionals

Ayesha Noureen, Anna Zaheer, Muhammad Waqas.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the frequency of work-related musculoskeletal shoulder pain and associated disability among health care professionals in Lahore, Pakistan.

Methodology:This cross-sectional study was carried out on healthcare professionals of Lahore. Convenience sampling was used to collect data from 271 participants. To check disability score of participants, disability of arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) questionnaire was used.
Results: Total 271 participants fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Among them 114(42.1%) respondents were male and 157(57.9%) respondents were female.Mean SD + of age was31.72+5.538. Frequency of musculoskeletal shoulder pain was estimated through cumulative frequency and that was 63.3 %. The mean of disability score was 15.66. This study estimated that 30.9 % of total participants had some kind of disability. 68.3% of these heath care professionals have no difficulty while performing functional activities, 29.1% have mild, 1.1% have moderate and 0.7 had severe disabilities.
Conclusion: Shoulder pain was among one of the most frequently reported complaints while limitation of work and associated disability was relatively prevalent. This study concluded that the frequency of work-related musculoskeletal shoulder pain was related to functional limitation, disability and decrease in efficacy of work.

Key words: Shoulder pain, disability, health care professionals.


 
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Noureen A, Zaheer A, Waqas M. Association of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and disability among health care professionals. RMJ. (2020), [cited September 01, 2020]; 45(3): 661-664.



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Noureen, Ayesha, Anna Zaheer, and Muhammad Waqas. 2020. Association of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and disability among health care professionals. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 661-664.



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