Musculoskeletal disorders among dentists in northwest area of the state of São Paulo, Brazil
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Objective: To determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in dentists who attend post-graduate 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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