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RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 928-931


Association of ergonomic factors causing muscular pain in dentistry

Areeba Naveed ul Hassan, Faiza Sharif, Ashfaq Ahmad.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the ergonomic factors that cause pain in muscles in dental professionals.
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted from Januarys to April 2020 and included 130 dental health care professionals of Lahore. Data were collected through a self-organized questionnaire. Pain, affected zones, gender, postures, and work environment were evaluated. Data analysis was done with SPSS version 25.
Results: Musculoskeletal problems affected the curvature of the spine. Most dentists flex their cervical during the practice that caused pain in the neck. We found that 100(76.9%) out of 130 respondents had to perform torsions and cervical flexions to improve their vision while working in oral cavity. A significant association was found between muscular pain and awkward cervical positions with twisting movements during practice (p<0.05).
Conclusion: There is association between the ergonomic factors and muscular pain. It is due to unstable working habits and awkward postures attained during clinical practice, that needs to be improved.

Key words: Dentistry, ergonomic factors, muscular pain, soreness.


 
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Hassan ANu, Sharif F, Ahmad A. Association of ergonomic factors causing muscular pain in dentistry. RMJ. (2021), [cited October 14, 2021]; 46(4): 928-931.



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Hassan, A. N. u., Sharif, . F. & Ahmad, . A. (2021) Association of ergonomic factors causing muscular pain in dentistry. RMJ, 46 (4), 928-931.



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Hassan, Areeba Naveed ul, Faiza Sharif, and Ashfaq Ahmad. 2021. Association of ergonomic factors causing muscular pain in dentistry. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 928-931.



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Hassan, Areeba Naveed ul, Faiza Sharif, and Ashfaq Ahmad. "Association of ergonomic factors causing muscular pain in dentistry." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 928-931.



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Hassan, Areeba Naveed ul, Faiza Sharif, and Ashfaq Ahmad. "Association of ergonomic factors causing muscular pain in dentistry." Rawal Medical Journal 46.4 (2021), 928-931. Print.



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