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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Work related musculoskeletal disorders among radiologists and radiographers
Author:Deepak SHARAN, (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Mathankumar MOHANDOSS, (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Rameshkumar RANGANATHAN (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Jerrish JOSE (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Joshua Samuel RAJKUMAR (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: C - Special sessions & technical sessions     Session: C4 - Work related musculoskeletal disorders in health care professionals – risk factors and preventive strategies

The aim of the systematic review was to review the current literature in order to know various measurement tools used, ergonomic risk factors and other findings related to work related musculoskeletal disorders among radiologists and radiographers. A review of literature was done using MEDLINE by the keywords "radiologists," “radiographers”, “sonographers”, “ergonomics” and “musculoskeletal disorders”. All the articles were reviewed by two reviewers and studies which were not adequate and inappropriate were excluded. Study design, type of data collection, assessment tools and outcomes obtained in the respective study were noted. Results: Back pain is one of musculoskeletal disorders most commonly experienced by radiographers and radiologists. A prevalence of 72% and 77% of low back pain was found among male and female radiographers, respectively. Ergonomic equipment and education are provided by application specialists, but the incidence of WRMSD appears to be prevailing.