Authors : Babak Vahdatpour, Saied Khosravi, Alireza Rahimi, Soheil Sattari, Alireza Mogtaderi, Farnaz Dabiri Scoie and Omid Mashrabi
Abstract: Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRSDs) are a common health problem and a major cause of disability. The aim of this study is to determine 12 months prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among radiologists and determine the relationship of ultrasonography practice posture and workload factors with those symptoms. About 23 (48.9%) of them were male and 24 (51.1%) were female. The mean age, total work hours per week and ultrasonography practice hours per week were 38.6±13.5, 29.9±12.2 and 23.3±9.6, respectively. Generally, report of anatomical regions pain was higher in man compared with women that it was significant (p = 0.05). There were not statically significant relation between anatomical regions pain and cases groups (p = 0.06). There were no significant relation between anatomical regions pain and ultrasonography practice hours (p = 0.4) and total working hours (p = 0.8). There were significant relation between total pain risk status and sex (p = 0.03), total working hours (p = 0.01) and age groups (p = 0.02). Also, there were significant relation between risk status of shoulder pain and age groups (0.002). There were significant relation between risk status of wrist pain and sex (0.04). WRSDs onset reported as a gradually, suddenly and known accident in 59.3, 31.7 and 10%, respectively. These findings suggest that the 6 months, prevalence of WRSDs among radiologists in Isfahan is not similar to prevalence reported in other study with values lower than their values. Also, there was no significant relation between anatomical regions pain and most of risk factors. We recommend performing further studies with more cases on radiologists.
Babak Vahdatpour, Saied Khosravi, Alireza Rahimi, Soheil Sattari, Alireza Mogtaderi, Farnaz Dabiri Scoie and Omid Mashrabi, 2010. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Radiologists in Isfahan: A Cross-Sectional Study. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 5: 664-669.