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Journal:   JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 3 , Number 2; Page(s) 163 To 174.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS IN ALESHTAR CITY BANK STAFF AND ITS ASSOCIATED FACTORS

 
 
Author(s):  NADRI HAMED, NADRI FARSHAD*, KHANJANI NARGES, ABBASI ALI MOHAMMAD, HAIDARI EZATOLLAH, TOOLABI ALI, KAZEMZADEH YASAN, RAEISVANDI ABOZAR
 
* SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, BAM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, PERSIAN GULF BLVD, BAM
 
Abstract: 

Background: Nowadays musculoskeletal disorders are considered as one of the major problems of the workplace and bank staff have been identified as a susceptible group to this disorder. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of bank staffs' musculoskeletal disorders in one of the south western cities of Iran and evaluate their workstations characteristics.
Methods: This cross - sectional study was conducted on all bank staffs of one of Lorestan Province's cities in 2012. In order to determine the frequency of musculoskeletal disorders, the standard Nordic questionnaire was used. Workstations were evaluated according to check list. Data analysis was performed by using SPSS16.
Results: More than 36 percent of employees had musculoskeletal disorder in one of the nine body zones. Statistically significant associations were found between work experience and musculoskeletal disorders in the neck and lower back; between duration of daily work and disorders of the shoulder; between working extra hours during the week with neck disorders; between marital status and lumbar disorders and between duration of exercise per week and knee disorders.
Conclusion: The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders is high among bank employees and risk factors such as working in sitting position for long hours, working too much with the computer, unadjustable chairs and inappropriate work station design have a significant role in musculoskeletal disorders. These disorders have to be reduced by proper ergonomic arrangement.

 
Keyword(s): ERGONOMIC, MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, BANK EMPLOYEES
 
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