Musculoskeletal Disorders among Brazilian Dentists in São Paulo

Gabriella Barreto Soares, Carlos Eduardo Gomes Siqueira, Lorena Estrada-Martinez, Cléa Adas Saliba Garbin, Artênio José Ísper Garbin

Abstract


OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at investigating the relationships between health and work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in dentists, and the relationship with socio-demographic, work and health variables.
METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 204 dentists who work in public clinics in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. We used a self-administered survey that included questions on sociodemographic and health aspects, work-related factors, and the Nordic questionnaire.
RESULTS: WMSDs were often reported in the neck, shoulder, lower back, and hand/wrists. Logistic regression analysis revealed that there was a correlation between reports of WMSD in the neck and age (OR = 9.48) and health problems (OR = 6.71). Moreover, strong associations were found between MSDs in the shoulders, gender (OR = 5.88) and breaks between appointments (OR = 4.17).
CONCLUSION: We concluded that the health problems diagnosed, work-related activities and gender contributed to musculoskeletal disorders in dentists in this clinic.


Keywords


ergonomics; musculoskeletal disorders; occupational health; dentistry.

Full Text:

PDF

References


Kumar DK, Rathan N, Mohan S, Begum M, Prasad B, Prasad ERV. Exercise Prescriptions to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders in Dentists. J Clin Diagn Res 2014;8(7):13-16.

Carmo IC, Soares EA, Virtuoso Júnior JS, Guerra RO. Fatores associados à sintomatologia dolorosa e qualidade de vida em odontólogos da cidade de Teresina – PI. Rev Bras Epidemiol 2011;14(1):141-50.

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1415-790X2011000100013

Pozos Radillo BE, Lopez TMT, Aguilera Velasco ML, Fernandez MA, Perez GJ. Stress-associated factors in Mexican dentists. Braz Oral Res 2008;22:223-228.

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1806-83242008000300006

Rundcrantz BL, Johnsson B, Moritz U. Cervical pain and discomfort among dentists: Epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects. Part 1: A survey of pain and discomfort. Swed Dent J 1990;14:71-80.

Knibbe JJ, Friele RD. Prevalence of back pain and characteristics of the physical workload of community nurses. Ergonomics 1996;39:186-198.

https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139608964450

Finsen L, Christensen H, Bakk M. Musculoskeletal disorders among dentists and variation in dental work. Appl Ergon 1998;29:119-125.

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-6870(97)00017-3

Santos FS, Barreto S. Atividade ocupacional e prevalência de dor osteomuscular em cirurgiõesdentistas de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil: contribuição ao debate sobre os distúrbios osteomusculares relacionados ao trabalho. Cad Saúde Pública 2001;17(1):181-93.

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2001000100019

Szymanska J. Disorders of the musculoskeletal system among dentists from the aspect of ergonomics and prophylaxis. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2002;9:169-173.

Leggat PA, Smith DR. Musculoskeletal disorders self-reported by dentists in Queensland, Australia. Aust Dent J 2006;51:324-7.

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1834-7819.2006.tb00451.x

Puriene A, Aleksejuniene J, Petrauskiene J, Balciuniene I, Janulyte V. Self reported occupational health issues among Lithuanian dentists. Ind Health 2008;46(4):369-374.

https://doi.org/10.2486/indhealth.46.369

Barbosa REC, Assunçao AA, Araújo TM. Distúrbios musculoesqueleticos em trabalhadores do setor de saúde de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Bras. Cad. Saúde Pública 2012;28:1569-1580.

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2012000800015

Alexandre P, Silva I, de Souza L, Camara V, Palacios M, Meyer A. Musculoskeletal disorders among Brazilian dentists. Arch Environ Occup Health 2011;66:231-235.

https://doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2011.564571

Garcia PPNS, Presoto CD, Campos JADB. Perception of Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Brazilian Dental Students. Journal of Dental Education 2013;77(11):1543-1548.

Anton D, Rosecrance J, Merlino L, Cook T. Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and carpal tunnel syndrome among dental hygienists. Am J Ind Med 2002;42:248–257.

https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.10110

Kuorinka I, Jonsson B, Kilbom A, Vinterberg H, Biering-Sorensen F, Andersson G. Standardised Nordic questionnaires for the analysis of musculoskeletal symptoms. Appl Ergon 1987;18:233-7.

https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-6870(87)90010-X

Barros ENC, Alexandre NMC. Cros-cultural adaptation of the Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire. Int Nurs Rev 2003;50:101-108.

https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1466-7657.2003.00188.x

Rosecrance JC, Cook TM, Zimmermann CL. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers in the pipe trades. Work 1996;7: 13-20.

https://doi.org/10.1016/1051-9815(96)00183-0

Coluci MZO, Alexandre NMC. Cross-cultural adaptation of an instrument to measure work-related activities that may contribute to osteomuscular symptoms. Acta Paul Enferm 2009;22(2):149-54.

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002009000200006

Occhionero V, Korpinen L, Gobba F. Upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare personnel. Ergonomics 2014;57(8):1166-91.

https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2014.917205

Marklin RW, Cherney K. Working postures of dentists and dental hygienists. J Can Dent Assoc 2005;33:133-136.

Rundcrantz BL, Johnsson B, Moritz U. Pain and discomfort in the musculoskeletal system among dentists. A prospective study. Swed Dent Journal 1991;15:219-228.

Carvalho MVD, Soriano EP, Caldas Jr AF, Campello RIC, Miranda HF, Cavalcanti FI. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Brazilian dental students. J Dent Educ 2009;73:624-30.

Garbin A, Garbin C, Moimaz S, Baldan R, Zina L.Dental practice and musculoskeletal disorders association: a look at the evidence. Arch Environ Occup Health 2011;66:26-33.

https://doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2010.506493

Dantas FFO, Lima KC. The relationship between physical load and musculoskeletal complaints among Brazilian dentists. Applied Ergonomics 2015;47:93-98.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2014.09.003

Kierko A, Kobus A, Jaworska M, Botulinski B. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dentists – A questionnaires survey. Ann Agric Environ Med 2011;18(1):79-84.

Ratzon NZ, Yaros T, Mizlik A, Kanner T. Musculoskeletal symptoms among dentists in relation to work posture. Work 2000;15:153-158.

Wazzan KA, Almas K, Al Shethri SE, Al-Qahtani MQ. Back and neck problems among dentists and dental auxillaries. J Contemp Dent Pract 2001;2(3):17-30.

Strazdins L, Bammer G. Women, work and musculoskeletal health. Soc Sci Med. 2004.;58:997-1005.

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-9536(03)00260-0

Jelcic A, Culjak M, Horvacic B. Low back pain in health personnel. Reumatizam 1993;40(2):13-20.

Ulbricht, C. Considerações ergonômicas sobre a atividade de trabalho de um cirurgião-dentista; um enfoque sobre as LER/DORT. [Dissertação de Mestrado]. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 2003.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15448/1980-6523.2018.1.29699

e-ISSN: 1980-6523

ISSN-L: 0102-9460

 

This journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) http://www.publicationethics.org


SJR (SCImago Journal & Country Rank) IMPACT FACTOR:

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Licença Creative Commons

Except where otherwise noted, content of this journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

 

Editorial Policies of Brazilian Scientific Journals. Deposit availability: Blue .

 

Copyright: © 2006-2019 EDIPUCRS