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Molla Agha Babaei A H, Yazdi M, Karimi zeverdegani S, Barakat S. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and its relationship with occupational stress among workers at a steel industry. ioh 2016; 13 (3) :63-72
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1490-en.html
School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , S_barakat@hlth.mui.ac.ir
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Background and aims: In the most of the workplaces there are work-related stress, also Workers complain of musculoskeletal disorders. It should be noted that these two Factors effect on people's lives.This study with aim to determine the association between the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and occupational stress among a group of workers in the metal industry was done.

Methods: This study was a descriptive - analytic research that nordic questionnaire and DASS-21 software were used. Demographic characteristics such as age, sex, marital status, in other questionnaires were collected. Data analysis was performed using statistical software spss-20.

Results: Results show that 82.3% individuals had normal stress and 3.1% with severe stress. Body posture, exercise, smoking and stress have significant relation with WMSDs.

Conclusion: Increased job stress plays a role in the development of musculoskeletal disorders.There is a significant relation between body posture with WMSDs.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2015/04/16 | Accepted: 2015/10/23 | Published: 2016/09/3

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