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RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 373-376


Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study

Umul Khair, Wajiha Shahid, Naveed Arshad, Shahzadi Sumbal Naz, Ayesha Yasin Chaudhry, Hadiqa Adnan.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence of neck pain and neck disability among dental practitioners.
Methodology: This cross sectional study included 345 dental practitioners of both gender, ages above 20 years from six different hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan from April to September 2017.
Standardized questionnaires visual analog scale (VAS) and neck disability index (NDI) were used for data collection. Non-probability convenience sampling was done. Correlation coefficient (r) was used for association between neck pain and ages of the practitioners and working hours.
Results: Out of 345 subjects, 253(73.3%) were female and 92(26.7%) male. Out of 253 female dentists, 141 (55.73%) had pain and 112 (44.27%) had no pain, whereas out of 92 male dentists, 57(61.95%) had pain and 35(38.05%) did not. Out of 345 subjects, 42.6% with no pain, 17.1% with mild pain, 30.7% with moderate pain and 9.6% with severe pain was found. Whereas, out of 345 subjects, 64.9% with no disability, 26.4% with mild disability, 6.4% with moderate disability, 2.0% with severe disability was found. The nonspecific neck pain prevalence among dental practitioners was 57.4%.
Conclusion: The prevalence of nonspecific neck pain was commonly present in dental practitioners. Among dental practitioners, whose workin

Key words: Dental Practice, Dentist, Neck disability index, Neck Pain, Nonspecific neck pain.


 
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Khair U, Shahid W, Arshad N, Naz SS, Chaudhry AY, Adnan H. Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study. RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 373-376.


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Khair U, Shahid W, Arshad N, Naz SS, Chaudhry AY, Adnan H. Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=82417 [Access: May 09, 2020].


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Khair U, Shahid W, Arshad N, Naz SS, Chaudhry AY, Adnan H. Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study. RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 373-376.



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Khair U, Shahid W, Arshad N, Naz SS, Chaudhry AY, Adnan H. Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study. RMJ. (2020), [cited May 09, 2020]; 45(2): 373-376.



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Khair, U., Shahid, . W., Arshad, . N., Naz, . S. S., Chaudhry, . A. Y. & Adnan, . H. (2020) Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study. RMJ, 45 (2), 373-376.



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Khair, Umul, Wajiha Shahid, Naveed Arshad, Shahzadi Sumbal Naz, Ayesha Yasin Chaudhry, and Hadiqa Adnan. 2020. Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (2), 373-376.



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Khair, Umul, Wajiha Shahid, Naveed Arshad, Shahzadi Sumbal Naz, Ayesha Yasin Chaudhry, and Hadiqa Adnan. "Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 373-376.



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Khair, Umul, Wajiha Shahid, Naveed Arshad, Shahzadi Sumbal Naz, Ayesha Yasin Chaudhry, and Hadiqa Adnan. "Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study." Rawal Medical Journal 45.2 (2020), 373-376. Print.



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Khair, U., Shahid, . W., Arshad, . N., Naz, . S. S., Chaudhry, . A. Y. & Adnan, . H. (2020) Prevalence of nonspecific neck pain in dental practitioners of Lahore: A cross sectional study. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (2), 373-376.








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