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

Musculoskeletal disorder among physiotherapists - a survey report
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Author:Deepak SHARAN (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Mathankumar MOHANDOSS (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Rameshkumar RANGANATHAN (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Joshua Samuel RAJKUMAR (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Jerrish A JOSE (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: Interactive poster session     Session: Posters
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2576

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) are common in physiotherapists and are continually growing. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors and regional distribution of WRMSD among physiotherapists in India. It is a prospective survey study in which 225 physiotherapists in India were asked to fill in a structured questionnaire. The mean age of the subjects was 28.6 ± 2.96 years. On an average the subjects worked for 9.29 ± 1.08 hours per day for 6 days a week. 81.25% of the subjects complained of pain or discomfort within the past year. The commonest site of pain was neck, upper back, lower back, wrist and hand, shoulder and ankle.