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RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 361-363


Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan

Farrukh Murtaza, Muhammad Umar Habib, Mian Ali Raza, Munam Raza Jafri, Syed Muhammad Shah.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) among dentistry students of Lahore.
Methodology: This cross sectional survey was carried out from August 2017 to January 2018 at various dental colleges of Lahore, and comprised of 492 dentistry students. A self-administered questionnaire containing demographic data and general health screening along with Standardized Nordic questionnaire was distributed among the participants. Descriptive statistics were computed using SPSS 23.
Results: Of the 492 participants, 422 were included after leaving out the incomplete ones. The overall prevalence of MSDs was 79.3%. Among 422 participants, neck discomfort was most present in 43%, followed by LBP in 39%, shoulder and upper back pain in 33%.
Conclusion: Neck and lower back were more common. Overall there was high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students.

Key words: Dental profession, dentistry students, musculoskeletal disorders.


 
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Murtaza F, Habib MU, Raza MA, Jafri MR, Shah SM. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 361-363.


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Murtaza F, Habib MU, Raza MA, Jafri MR, Shah SM. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=28329 [Access: June 12, 2021].


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Murtaza F, Habib MU, Raza MA, Jafri MR, Shah SM. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 361-363.



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Murtaza F, Habib MU, Raza MA, Jafri MR, Shah SM. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. (2021), [cited June 12, 2021]; 46(2): 361-363.



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Murtaza, F., Habib, . M. U., Raza, . M. A., Jafri, . M. R. & Shah, . S. M. (2021) Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ, 46 (2), 361-363.



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Murtaza, Farrukh, Muhammad Umar Habib, Mian Ali Raza, Munam Raza Jafri, and Syed Muhammad Shah. 2021. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 361-363.



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Murtaza, Farrukh, Muhammad Umar Habib, Mian Ali Raza, Munam Raza Jafri, and Syed Muhammad Shah. "Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 361-363.



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Murtaza, Farrukh, Muhammad Umar Habib, Mian Ali Raza, Munam Raza Jafri, and Syed Muhammad Shah. "Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 46.2 (2021), 361-363. Print.



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Murtaza, F., Habib, . M. U., Raza, . M. A., Jafri, . M. R. & Shah, . S. M. (2021) Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentistry students in clinical work environment of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 361-363.








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