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yari S. Evaluation Quantitative (LPD) and Qualitative (NMQ) musculoskeletal disorders of workers and its relationship with the body mass index (BMI (in a paper making industry in 2015. ioh. 2016; 13 (5) :88-97
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1559-en.html
shahid beheshti university of medical science , smaeedy@gmail.com
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Background and aims: occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) a major cause of disability and loss of productivity in developed countries and is one of the risk factors of these abnormalities is overweight, therefore the purpose of this study was to assess the quantitative and qualitative musculoskeletal disorders of workers and its relationship with the body mass index. Methods: The industry has had 1,473 staff, Which in this cross-sectional study 520 individuals were randomly selected from different units and shifts so that at least one year of experience and with the full consent responded to NORDIC and LPD questionnaires. For validity and reliability of questionnaires was used alpha-Krumbach test and ultimately to determine the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders of the questionnaire together and with body mass index was performed Chi-square, regression and correlation tests using SPSS version 19. In this study, the significance level0.05 was considered. Results: This study showed that BMI had anyone was thin and in this respect the 32% normal, 41% overweight and 27% were obese. As well as between of two questionnaires in the lower and upper limb, knee, shoulder, hip and hand relation significant and in elbow and ankle organs relation insignificant and association between BMI and musculoskeletal disorders in the upper limbs and lower back, knee, shoulder and hip were relation significant.

Conclusion: Since the musculoskeletal disorders are aggregation with increases age, experience, daily working hours and second jobs as well as increases discomfort and musculoskeletal disorders. For obviation these disorders and discomforts recommended proper diet regime and exercise along with ergonomics training for workers. Also the researchers suggested pay more research in this base with LPD questionnaire in further.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2015/06/14 | Accepted: 2015/10/18 | Published: 2017/01/1

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