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Hoboubati** H, Saadatfar Z, Khoshbin*** M, Halvani G, Ahmadieh M, Fallah Madvari R et al . Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Physicians at Mortaz Hospital in Yazd, Iran (2020). J Occup Health Epidemiol 2021; 10 (3) :175-182
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1- Assistant Prof., Dept. of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
2- Graduated in Medicine, School of Medicine, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
3- Associate Prof., School of Medicine, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
4- Assistant Prof., Dept. of Occupational Health, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
5- Assistant Prof., Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
6- MSc in Occupational Health and Safety, Dept. of Occupational Health and Safety, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , hamidebidel@gmail.com
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Received: 2021/06/15
Accepted: 2021/11/9
ePublished: 2021/12/1
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Background: Due to their difficult working conditions, physicians are prone to injuries and musculoskeletal disorders affecting different parts of the body. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among physicians at Mortaz hospital in Yazd, Iran (2020)
Materials and Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted on 50 physicians at Mortaz Hospital in Yazd. The Nordic questionnaire and the Quick Exposure Check (QEC) method were employed to assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and analyze body postures at work. Chi-square and t-test were used to determine statistically significant relationships.
Results: Seventy percent of the subjects were male. The mean age of the samples was 47.3 ± 8.4 years. The point prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in the lower back, neck, and knees were 52%, 30%, and 24% respectively; and the periodic prevalence of these disorders were 56%, 38%, and 34% in the back, neck, and shoulders respectively. According to the QEC results, 76% of the subjects needed further investigation and intervention in the future, and 20% were at an unacceptable risk level needing to be addressed immediately.
Conclusion: Physicians are exposed to many risk factors due to the working conditions that make them prone to various musculoskeletal disorders. Hence, to reduce the risk and prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, interventional measures should be taken.

Keywords: Prevalence [MeSH], Musculoskeletal disorders [MeSH], Physicians [MeSH], Injury [MeSH]
** The Correct Affiliation is Assistant Prof., Medicine Faculty, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran. *** The Correct Affiliation is Associate Prof., Medicine Faculty, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran
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