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RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 364-367


Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎

Muhammad Kashif, Shazia Ijaz, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Sana Sahir, Iqra Khalid, Amna Quraishi.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence of neck pain and the association between neck pain and responsible factors among dentists working in different hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan.
Methodology: This cross-sectional survey with non-probability purposive sampling was conducted among 200 dentists working at different hospitals of Lahore, from February to August 2019. We used demographic questionnaire and modified Nordic questionnaire. Chi-square test was used to determine the association between variables and neck pain.
Results: Out of 200 participants, 116 (58%) were female and 84 (42%) male. The age of ranged from 22 to 55 years (mean 30.30). The prevalence of neck pain was 66% (n=132). There was a statistically significant (p<0.05) association between neck pain and years of work experience (χ2=11.22, p=.004), working hours (χ2=7.435, p=.007) and posture (χ2=12.56, p=.002).
Conclusion: The prevalence of neck pain among dentists seems to be relatively high. The significant risk factors associated with neck pain were poor posture, increased working hours, and years of experience.

Key words: Dentistry, neck pain, posture.


 
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Kashif M, Ijaz S, Albalwi AA, Sahir S, Khalid I, Quraishi A. Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 364-367.


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Kashif M, Ijaz S, Albalwi AA, Sahir S, Khalid I, Quraishi A. Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=92821 [Access: June 12, 2021].


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Kashif M, Ijaz S, Albalwi AA, Sahir S, Khalid I, Quraishi A. Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 364-367.



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Kashif M, Ijaz S, Albalwi AA, Sahir S, Khalid I, Quraishi A. Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎. RMJ. (2021), [cited June 12, 2021]; 46(2): 364-367.



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Kashif, M., Ijaz, . S., Albalwi, . A. A., Sahir, . S., Khalid, . I. & Quraishi, . A. (2021) Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎. RMJ, 46 (2), 364-367.



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Kashif, Muhammad, Shazia Ijaz, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Sana Sahir, Iqra Khalid, and Amna Quraishi. 2021. Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 364-367.



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Kashif, Muhammad, Shazia Ijaz, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Sana Sahir, Iqra Khalid, and Amna Quraishi. "Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 364-367.



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Kashif, Muhammad, Shazia Ijaz, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Sana Sahir, Iqra Khalid, and Amna Quraishi. "Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎." Rawal Medical Journal 46.2 (2021), 364-367. Print.



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Kashif, M., Ijaz, . S., Albalwi, . A. A., Sahir, . S., Khalid, . I. & Quraishi, . A. (2021) Prevalence of neck pain and associated risk factors in the Dentists working in ‎Lahore, Pakistan‎. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 364-367.








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