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The prevalence of occupational musculoskeletal disorders in Iran: A meta-analysis study

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(2017) The prevalence of occupational musculoskeletal disorders in Iran: A meta-analysis study. Work-a Journal of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation. pp. 203-214. ISSN 1051-9815

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BACKGROUND: Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs) is crucial as they jeopardize the well-being of the workforce in workplaces and are prevalent in developed and developing countries. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of WRMSDs among Iranian workers. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of WRMSDs in Iran was performed by searching relevant keywords in authentic databases and search engines such as SID, Google Scholar, Medlib and PubMed. Twenty-seven published articles in the field of WRMSDs from 2001 to 2010 were searched. Meta-analysis and random effects approach were used to analyze data. Heterogeneity investigation of articles was done using I-2 index. RESULTS: The total sample size was 6,090 workers with a mean of 225 samples per study. The upper and lower back had the highest prevalence rate of self-reported WRMSDs with 38.1 (95 CI: 29.9-46.4), and 50 (95 CI: 42.5-57.5), respectively. Also, knee had the highest prevalence among lower extremity disorders with 42.1 prevalence rate (95 CI: 35.1-49.1). CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of WRMSDs in upper and lower limbs was reported in Iran. Trainings with regard to occupational ergonomics and industrial hygiene programs were recommended for minimizing the work-related risks of musculoskeletal disorders.

Item Type: Article
Poursadeghiyan, M.UNSPECIFIED
Maghsoudipour, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Upper limbs lower limbs injuries back pain city Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Page Range: pp. 203-214
Journal or Publication Title: Work-a Journal of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 58
Number: 2
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ISSN: 1051-9815
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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