Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Risk among Dentist: A Study in Northern India
Journal Title:Ergonomics International Journal
Present study is focused to assess the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) risk and work posture of dentists in clinic and hospital of Northern India. Seven different jobs performed by 50 different dentists of clinic and hospital were investigated with the help of RULA method. The results revealed that In L.H.S 54% dentist were under low risk, 30% dentists under medium risk and 16% were under high risk. Further Chi-Square χ2 analysis was performed to check the dependability of MSDs on various demographic and operational parameters. The analysis revealed that RULA was found dependent on type of task performed by dentists, although, the MSDs were found independent of age, BMI. The study concluded that there is no association between LHS RULA score and job performed by dentists and similarly there is no association between RHS RULA score and job performed by dentists.