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Musculoskeletal Disorders among Dentists in Northwest area of the state of São Paulo, Brazil
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Musculoskeletal pain. Occupational health. Risk factors. Dentistry.

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Freire AC da GF, Soares GB, Rovida TAS, Garbin CAS, Garbin AJ Ísper. Musculoskeletal Disorders among Dentists in Northwest area of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2017 Aug. 11 [cited 2024 Mar. 1];15(3):190-5. Available from:


Objective: To determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in dentists who attend postgraduate courses in various specialties and establish possible relationships with sociodemographic and occupational factors. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study where 91 professionals responded to validated instruments: “Work-related activities that may contribute to job-related pain and / or injury” and NMQ “Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire”, and variables were also collected regarding sociodemographic and occupational characteristics. Results: WMSDs were often reported in the neck, shoulder, lower/upper back, and hand/wrists. Logistic regression analysis revealed that there was a correlation between reports of WMSD in lower back and work related (OR=13.40). Moreover, associations were found between WMSDs and the occupational factors that can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders. Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among brazilian dentists, and that the work-related activities contributed to musculoskeletal disorders in dentists.
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