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Revista Dor

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Abstract

SALIBA, Tânia Adas; MACHADO, Ana Carolina Bernardes; MARQUESI, Camila  and  GARBIN, Artênio José Ísper. Musculoskeletal disorders and quality of life of dentists. Rev. dor [online]. 2016, vol.17, n.4, pp.261-265. ISSN 2317-6393.  https://doi.org/10.5935/1806-0013.20160085.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

Quality of life has always been a human concern, especially nowadays when job market requirements are exposing dentists to stressing situations and adverse conditions, thus favoring the installation of several labor-related diseases. This study aimed at evaluating labor-related musculoskeletal disorders, painful symptoms and their relation with quality of life and the use of preventive measures by dentists.

METHODS:

Study population was made up of dentists of the private network (n=64). Two self-applicable questionnaires were used being one to measure quality of life World Health Organization Quality of Life-bref and the other for musculoskeletal disorders.

RESULTS:

Pain was more prevalent on neck and cervical spine (49.2%), followed by lumbar region (40%). With regard to quality of life, physical domain had higher mean scores (76.5%) followed by social relations domain (74.9%).

CONCLUSION:

The region with higher prevalence of pain was neck and cervical spine and professionals with pain were not so happy with their quality of life.

Keywords : Dentists; Musculoskeletal disorders; Occupational diseases; Quality of life.

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