Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002854
Title: Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among dentists in Chennai, India
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a neuromuscular disorder, which commonly affects the dentists. Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of probable CTS among various branches of specialties practiced by dentists in Chennai, India. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 120 dentists practicing in Chennai, India. A self-administered two-part questionnaire consisting of demographic of the individual and work characteristics in the first part and the Boston CTS questionnaire consisted of the second part of the questionnaire was used. Data were analyzed by multiple logistic regression analysis using SPSS software 20. Results: Among the dentists who participated in the study, 63.3% were females, the maximum number of dentists was in the age group of 30–40 years, and 52.5% held a master degree. 61.7% of dentists work for 7–8 h a day. A total of 25.7% of dentists reported with symptoms of CTS, among them 15% reported mild disability, 9.1% reported moderate disability, and 1.6% reported severe disability. Periodontics was most affected specialty (41.66%) followed by endodontics (33.33%). Oral medicine, oral pathology, and public health dentistry were specialties who were unaffected in this study. Conclusion: The prevalence of CTS among dentists in this study population is relatively high, and awareness of the condition and method to prevent it need to be implemented.

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    Dipika Inbasekaran1 , M. Sankari 2 , S. Gopal Nambi 3 *

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    1 Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author: Dr. S. Gopal Nambi, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia.

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    Dipika Inbasekaran1 , M. Sankari 2 , S. Gopal Nambi 3 *

    Title:Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among dentists in Chennai, India
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (November [ Special Issue 3 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3262-3265)
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    Methodology: A cross-sectional study
    Research Materials:dentists in Chennai, India

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Boston carpal tunnel questionnaire carpal tunnel syndrome dentist neuromuscular disorders risk factors

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