142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Musculoskeletal disorders and risk factors related to the dentists' work

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 9:02 AM - 9:18 AM

Artênio José Ísper Garbin , Araçatuba Dental School, Sao Paulo State University UNESP, Araçatuba
Cléa Adas Saliba Garbin , Araçatuba Dental School, 248295, Araçatuba/SP, Brazil
Renato Moreira Arcieri , Social and Preventive Dentistry, Araçatuba Dental School
Ana Carolina Fagundes Freire , Social and Preventive Dentistry, Araçatuba Dental School
Gabriella Soares , Social and Preventive Dentistry, Araçatuba Dental School- UNESP, Araçatuba, Brazil
The aim of this study was to know the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and its possible relation with social, demographic and occupational factors in dentist who worked at private service. Deal with a cross-sectional epidemiologic study with sample composed by dentists enrolled on “lato sensu” specialization courses, who had been realizing their clinical activities since 12 months at least, and those who work at cities of  of São Paulo State/Brazil. The study followed the ethic dictates recommended by Helsinki’s declaration. Data were collected using a translated to Portuguese language and validated questionnaire: the NMQ “Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire”. It were collected also the social, demographic and occupational variables. Among all the interviewed dentists (N=91), 58 (63.74%) were women and 33 (36.26%) male; the age average was 30.68 years (± 6.16). the majority of participants reported to practice some physical activity (62.64%) and average of the Body Mass Index (BMI) was 25.02 (± 4.82). The experience of pain was reported by 94.57% of dentists at least in one part of body over the last year in time of profession. The most attacked areas were neck (60.4%), inferior part of back (58.2%), superior part of back (54.9%), shoulders (47.3%), and wrists/hands (45.1%). The workload of majority dentists was over 8hours daily (36.36%), and the pauses during work was reported by 54.94% of total. The dentists showed high prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders mainly in neck and superior part of back, which suggest to be related to postures adopted during the attendance, excessive workloads and few pauses to relax.

Learning Areas:

Biostatistics, economics
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Explain them aware regarding occupational problems related to profession

Keyword(s): Occupational Health and Safety, Workforce

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract Author on the content because i participated of all steps of the research. And among my scientific interests has been the Occupational Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.