A study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among health care workers at a private medical centre

Baba Md Deros, M. Adilah, D. D I Daruis

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Abstract

A study was conducted among healthcare workers performing manual handling tasks at a private medical center (PMC) in Selangor to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A total of 103 workers of the PMC were selected through simple random sampling which comprise of 32 respondents for administrative group and another 71 respondents for operative group of Malaysian citizen, not pregnant and never been involved with any type of accident that involved musculoskeletal system. Modified questionnaire was used to gather the information of respondents. In this study, Body Parts Symptoms Survey (BPSS) form was used to determine which of 12 body parts were exposed to the MSDs risks that can be associated with manual handling tasks. For assessment of manual handling, a posture-based analysis system for Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) responsive to musculoskeletal risks in various tasks was used. Lower back region indicated the highest prevalence (21.4%) of MSDs among workers in PMC followed by shoulder (14.6%) and neck (13.6%). For assessment of manual handling, there was significant difference of REBA score between administrative and operational workers (Z = 3.501, p = 0.001). Manual handling was significantly associated with MSDs that involved all body parts for operative workers while for administrative workers, manual handling was significantly associated with shoulder (r = 0.376, p = 0.034), upper back (r = 0.473, p = 0.010), elbow (r = 0.397, p = 0.024), lower back (r = 0.337, p = 0.050) and arm (r = 0.478, p = 0.016). In conclusion, the prevalence of MSDs among healthcare workers is high at lower back region and there was significant association between manual handling and MSDs among them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet"
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages403-407
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479940844
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2015
Event3rd IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2014 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

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Other3rd IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2014
CityKuala Lumpur
Period8/12/1410/12/14

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Md Deros, B., Adilah, M., & Daruis, D. D. I. (2015). A study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among health care workers at a private medical centre. In IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet" (pp. 403-407). [7047530] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2014.7047530

A study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among health care workers at a private medical centre. / Md Deros, Baba; Adilah, M.; Daruis, D. D I.

IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 403-407 7047530.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Md Deros, B, Adilah, M & Daruis, DDI 2015, A study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among health care workers at a private medical centre. in IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet"., 7047530, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 403-407, 3rd IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2014, Kuala Lumpur, 8/12/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2014.7047530
Md Deros B, Adilah M, Daruis DDI. A study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among health care workers at a private medical centre. In IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 403-407. 7047530 https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2014.7047530
Md Deros, Baba ; Adilah, M. ; Daruis, D. D I. / A study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among health care workers at a private medical centre. IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 403-407
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