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Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Healthcare Professional and their Preventive Measure : A Report

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Naveen Ganer
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According to World Health Organization work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are defined as disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which have been proven or assumed to have at least a partly work-related background characterized by the occurrence of several symptoms, concomitant or not, such as pain, paresthesia, sleep distur¬bances, anxiety, depression, fatigue, vertigo, headaches and irritable bowel syndrome which appear insidiously. However vulnerability to acquire MSDs is well reported among healthcare professionals, particularly those who are in direct contact with patients during the course of their work routine. Factors involved in MSDs among them are physical exposure, sustained static and/or awkward posture, prolonged sitting & standing, forward bending of trunk, excessive neck flexion & extension, wrong lifting, pulling or pushing at work, repetitive and/or forceful work, repetitive upper arm elevation above 90˚, demanding work schedule etc. Majority of these issues can be prevented with simple measures like ergonomic design of the work environment, postural re-education and regular exercises.

Naveen Ganer

Musculoskeletal Disorders, Healthcare Professionals, Ergonomics, Posture, Exercise, Yoga

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 4 | July-August - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-08-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
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693-698 IJSRSET1624154   Technoscience Academy

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Naveen Ganer, "Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Healthcare Professional and their Preventive Measure : A Report", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.693-698, July-August-2016.
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