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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.


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.


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.


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%).


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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