The prediction of the incidence rate of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders, with CTD risk index method on potters of Meybod city

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Reza Khani Jazani 1 , Hossein Fallah 2 , * , Abolfazl Barkhordari 3 , Gholam H Halvani 4 , Rajab Ali Hokmabadi 5

1 Assisstant Professor of Occupational Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran.

2 MSc of Occupational Health, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran.

3 Associate Professor of Occupational Health, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran.

4 Instructor of Occupational Health, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran.

5 MSc of Occupational Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Khani Jazani R, Fallah H, Barkhordari A, Halvani G H, Hokmabadi R A. The prediction of the incidence rate of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders, with CTD risk index method on potters of Meybod city , Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 13(9):e93733.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (9); e93733
Published Online: May 26, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: December 06, 2009
Accepted: February 02, 2010

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Abstract

  Background: The objective of this study was to predict the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders in potters of Meybod city by performing CTD risk index method.

  Materials and Method: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. Target society was all workers in pottery workshops which were located in the Meybod. Information related to musculoskeletal disorders was obtained by the Nordic questionnaire and we used CTD risk index method to predict the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders.

  Results: We observed in this study that 59.3% of the potters had symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders in at least in one of their upper extremities. Also significant differences between mean CTD risk index on potters with and without symptoms of the upper limb musculoskeletal disorders, respectively (p = 0.038).

  Conclusion: CTD risk index method can be as a suitable method for predicting the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders used in the potters

Keywords

Musculoskeletal disorders upper limb risk assessment 1.

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