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khandan M, sakhaie Z, koohpaei A. Survey of musculoskeletal disorders prevalence and its relationship with Occupational stress among Iranian truck drivers. ioh. 2016; 13 (2) :39-49
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1469-en.html
, koohpaei19@yahoo.com
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Background and aims: Transportation and driving have key roles to social life and work, in today’s world. Regard to high needs to concentration and attention and also total health, physical and mental, of drivers, the present study has been conducted aimed to survey the relationship between occupational stress and musculoskeletal disorders among trucks and trailers drivers, 2014-15.

Methods: 173 divers participated in this cross-sectional and analytical research. Researchers used three questionnaires to gather data: Demographic, Body map and drivers stress inventory (DSI). Also, analyses have been done utilizing SPSS V20.

Results: Studied drivers were 43.61±9.25 years old. Their work experience was 18.92 years as mean (±9.62).146 ones (%88.5) experienced musculoskeletal pain at one part of their body, at least. Average of occupational stress score was measured 247.87 with 18.57 as standard deviation. Occupational stress differentiation between participants with and without musculoskeletal problems analyzed and it was most significant about tights, hands, and right elbow (p<0.05) and also, low back part (p<0.1).

Conclusion: Respect to his results, truck driving as a job, in Iran from view point of stress and based on DSI tool, is in medium degree. In addition, stress is correlated with musculoskeletal pain prevalence. Development and applying drivers’ occupational stress management plan all around the country can lead to safer roads, fatal crashes reduction, and increase in drivers’ health.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Job Stress
Received: 2015/03/8 | Accepted: 2015/07/13 | Published: 2016/06/19

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