Journal article

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Working Posture among Dental and Oral Health Students

Andrew Ng, Melanie J Hayes, Anu Polster

HEALTHCARE | MDPI | Published : 2016

Abstract

The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in the dental professions has been well established, and can have detrimental effects on the industry, including lower productivity and early retirement. There is increasing evidence that these problems commence during undergraduate training; however, there are still very few studies that investigate the prevalence of MSD or postural risk in these student groups. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of MSD and conduct postural assessments of students studying oral health and dentistry. A previously validated self-reporting questionnaire measuring MSD prevalence, derived from the Standardised Nordic Questionnaire, was di..

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