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Moazemi Goodarzi A, delshad M H, Pourhaji F. Musculoskeletal Disorders among a Sample of Iranian Medical Care Professions Working in Lorestan Hospitals: a Descriptive Study from Lorestan, Iran. IJMPP 2019; 4 (1) :150-155
URL: http://ijmpp.modares.ac.ir/article-32-33873-en.html
1- Health Education and Health Promotion Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. (a_moazami44@yahoo.com and A.Godarzi@modares.ac.ir) and Nursing Department, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Lorestan Hospital, Lorestan, Iran.
2- Public Health Department, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran. and MPH student of Health policy, Health policy Research Center, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran (Delshad@sbmu.ac.ir)
3- Public Health Department, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran (Pourhaji@sbmu.ac.ir). , pourhaje.1364@gmail.com
Abstract:   (4494 Views)
Aims: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are of concern in health problem with highest  prevalence and are one of the causes of occupational disability in Medical care professions  (MCPs). This study aimed to describe the rate of MSDs among MCPs who working in  Lorestan  hospitals, Iran.
Instruments & Methods: Using a convenience sampling in this descriptive study, 100  MCPs from two hospitals of Azna and Aligodarz of Lorestan province were selected.  Data collected through a demographic questionnaire by which the questions regarding  different MSDs were asked. Date were entered into SPSS 21 and  analysed using descriptive  analysis.
Findings: Totally, 100 MCPs took part in the study and responded to the questions  (responded rate 100%). Back pain and neck pain were the most common area of  participants’ complains respectively. Eighty seven participants (88%) of the MCPs stated  they did not follow any pain treatment or pain management. Furthermore, the majority of  the participants (N=64, 64%) of the participants believed that stress has not significant  associate with their pain. However, thirty six participants (36%) stated that their pain  has been worsening with increased stress. 
Conclusions: This study revealed that the majority of the studied MCPs suffered from a  kind if MSDs without any pain treatment/ management work up.   Therefore, dong more  studied to confirm these results in this special target group working in these hospitals  and to explore the causes of pain is strongly recommended. 
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Occupational Therapy
Received: 2019/06/14 | Accepted: 2019/07/5 | Published: 2019/07/30

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