Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain and its Correlation with Ergonomics among Dental Students and Practitioners of Karad- A Questionnaire Based StudyCorrespondence Address :
Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
Introduction: Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) is an ordeal for dental professionals, as they work for long hours in astatic and discomfited posture.
Aim: To assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and its co-relation with ergonomics among dental students and private practitioners in Karad.
Materials and Methods: The study population filled a questionnaire related to socio-demographic information, musculoskeletal pain arising from professional practice and ergonomics. Group 1 consisted of 53 private practitioners and group 2 consisted of 47 postgraduate students and interns.
Results: A total of 79.25% and 59.57% of participants from group 1 and 2, respectively experienced musculoskeletal pain, with neck being commonly affected and lower extremities being least. Musculoskeletal pain was found to be significantly associated with working hours (p=0.001) and poor ergonomics.
Conclusion: MSD is prevalent among dental students and practitioners of Karad. Awareness of proper ergonomics and preventive measures and its application is required for its management.
Awareness, Dentistry, Posture
Date of Submission: Feb 11, 2020
Date of Peer Review: Feb 25, 2020
Date of Acceptance: Apr 28, 2020
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2020
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