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Ebrahimi H, Barakat S, Habibi E, Mohammadian M. Comparing of RULA and ROSA method in assessing risk of musculoskeletal disorders and its relationship with mental health in computer users. ioh. 2017; 14 (5) :130-139
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1963-en.html
School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , S_Barakat@hlth.mui.ac.ir
Abstract:   (3291 Views)

Background and aims: Considering that of musculoskeletal disorders and lack of mental health are two problems very important among working people. The present study was conducted to aim comparing the ROSA and RULA method in assessing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and its relationship with mental health on computer users.

Methods: This study was descriptive - analytic that cross-sectional in time. 71 employees were studied of Medical Sciences University. Data collection was carried out in five stages as follows: 1) demographical data investigation 2) Prevalence investigation of musculoskeletal disorders with Nordic questionnaire, assessment of ergonomic factors risk among employees using 3) ROSA method 4) RULA method 5) Evaluation of mental health. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS 20 software.

Results: The highest prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders was in computer users in the back, neck, upper back, shoulders and the scapula. Average scores ROSA, RULA and mental health of 5.75 ± 0.92, 4.35 ± 1.2 and 24.89 ± 12.95 respectively.

Conclusion: ROSA and RULA though the final score is calculated in two ways may differ, but the end result of both direct and positive correlation with each other.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2016/11/26 | Accepted: 2017/10/18 | Published: 2018/01/8

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