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Elham E, Ahmadi O. Anthropometric Data of Iranian Population: Current Position and Direction of Future Studies. IJMPP 2023; 8 (1) :846-855
URL: http://ijmpp.modares.ac.ir/article-32-65253-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , o.ahmadi@modares.ac.ir
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Aims: Some Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), fatigue and human errors are rooted in improper design of tools and equipment. The design that is based on anthropometric data compatible with the target population is an appropriate design. The present study, with a review of the studies conducted on anthropometric data of Iranian population tried to determine the current position and direction of future studies.
Method and Materials: In order to find relevant studies, a search was conducted in databases including Google scholar, Scopus, PubMed, Sid, Medlib, Magiran and Iranmedex, using keywords related to anthropometric dimensions of the Iranian population. The criteria for inclusion in the study was due to its aim compliance with the measurement of body dimensions of the Iranian adult for the design of workstations and equipment.
Findings: 1276 articles during searching databases were found. After examination of the articles, 29 articles were eligible to be included in the detailed study. The selected documents were related to the time period of 2014 to 2021. Based on the studies, the most studied anthropometric dimensions were standing height and sitting height, and the least studied dimensions were rump-knee length, rump width, and shoulder-elbow height.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that the use of existing data in the design for the general population of Iranian adults faces limitations. It is suggested that, in addition to correcting and updating existing anthropometric tables, prepare a comprehensive anthropometric data base for Iranian adults.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Sport Sciences, Therapy and Medicine
Received: 2022/11/5 | Accepted: 2022/12/26 | Published: 2023/01/30

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