Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002890
Title: Dental practice-related factors associated with occupational musculoskeletal complaints among dentists in Chennai city
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Occupational musculoskeletal complaints (OMSCs) are responsible for a reduction in the quality of life among many workers. They are multifactorial in origin and of global concern today. Dentists are prone to develop these OMSCs. The study aims to determine the prevalence of OMSC among dentists in Chennai city and explore the various practice- related factors for the development of OMSC. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted among dentists in Chennai city in India. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the demographic information, occupational history, risk factors, and ergonomic awareness with job task details. Data were entered into MS Excel and analyzed through SPSS software. Results: A total of 297 dentists of 600 who participated in the study had OMSC. The various practice- related factors for the development of OMSC were working hours, number of patients treated, rest periods, posture, etc. Conclusion: This study found that there is a high prevalence of OMSC among dentists in Chennai city. The practice-related factors were determined.

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    A. S. Arthisri, Ashish R. Jain, Helen Mary Abraham, Jacob Mathew Philip*, C. J. Venkatakrishnan, Chitra R. Chandran

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Tagore Dental College, Rathinamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Jacob Mathew Philip, Department of Prosthodontics, Tagore Dental College, Rathinamangalam, Tamil Nadu - 600 127, India.

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    Author:

    A. S. Arthisri, Ashish R. Jain, Helen Mary Abraham, Jacob Mathew Philip*, C. J. Venkatakrishnan, Chitra R. Chandran

    Title:Dental practice-related factors associated with occupational musculoskeletal complaints among dentists in Chennai city
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (November [ Special Issue 3 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3434-3436)
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    Methodology: a cross-sectional study
    Research Materials:Dentists

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Dentists Musculoskeletal complaints Occupational hazards

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