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Reza-Soltani A, Auzagee S, Eghlidi J, Sayadli S. Job related factors concerning neck and back disorders in hair dressers . ioh. 2008; 5 (3 and 4) :29-34
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-146-en.html

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Abstract:   (5755 Views)

  Background and aims

  The aim of this study was to find the job related factors to produce neck  and back disorders in hair dressers living in Kelardasht, Iran.

  Methods

  Thirty three hair dressers including 14 males and 19 females took part in the study. A questionair dealing with individual characteristics and job properties was filled by all subjects. Tests like range of motion measurments, muscle sterength test, musde endurance test and pain

  scale questionair (VAS) were included in the study.

  Results

  TNeck pain (42%) was more common than back pain (39%) in patients group. The  incidence of neck pain was significantly higher in female than male (p<.05). There were significant differences in muscle stregth and indurance measurements between two groups of

  subjects with and without low back pain and with and without neck pain (p<0.05)

  Conclusion

  In this study, it was revealed that lacking in muscle strength and edurance were two potential job related factors to produce pain and disability in hair dresseres. Specific spinal muscle training while working are recommended to reduce spinal disorders in hair dressers.

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