Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003064
Title: Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder and experience among dental practitioners in Chennai - A cross-sectional survey
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and distribution of musculoskeletal symptoms among dentists in Chennai and also its impact in their daily activities. Materials and Methods: The survey instrument was a self-administrated questionnaire, which was responded by 130 dentists in Saveetha Dental Hospital, Chennai, India. The following aspects were investigated age, gender, working hours per day, years of practice, pain symptoms during the past 12 months, and its interference in the daily work during the past 12 months. Questions also included the data on operating posture of the dentists, clock position, and practice of regular exercise daily. Results: The results showed 89% of the dentist reported at least one musculoskeletal complaint in the past 12 months. The mean age of the study population was 30.4 years. The most prevalent sites with symptoms reported during the past 12 months were the neck (67%), shoulders (58%), and lower back (51%).

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    R. Pradeep Kumar1 *, Suganthi Saraswathi 2 , Lakshmi Thangavelu3

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    1 Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pedodontics, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. Pradeep Kumar, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, India.

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    Author:

    R. Pradeep Kumar1 *, Suganthi Saraswathi 2 , Lakshmi Thangavelu3

    Title:Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder and experience among dental practitioners in Chennai - A cross-sectional survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (69-73)
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    Methodology:Musculoskeletal disorder, Occupational risk, Posture
    Research Materials: Dentist

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Dentist Musculoskeletal disorder Occupational risk Posture

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