Arbetsställningars inverkan på muskel- och ledbesvär hos Skånes tandhygienister

  • Birgitte Eriksson
  • Marie Kollath Sjölin

    Examensarbete: Kandidatexamen


    The aim of this study was to examine musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists in

    relation to work postures (sitting, standing, and altering) and to study differences in the

    groups regarding numbers of disorders, locations and degrees. A mail questionnaire was

    distributed among 200 dental hygienists in the region of Skåne. The response rate was 79 %.

    The majority of the dental hygienists were working in a sitting position. Only

    43 dental hygienists were altering their working position and two were working in a standing

    position. The results showed that 85 % of the dental hygienists have experienced

    musculoskeletal disorders in the last 12 months. Seven different complaint areas were

    described and multiple complaints from two-three areas were most common. Numbers and

    locations of disorders were similar between the sitting and altering groups. Most of the dental

    hygienist has a low degree of pain but the numbers of dental hygienists in per cent with severe

    pain is most common in the sitting group. No significant differences can bee seen but the

    tendency in per cent shows that the dental hygienists in the altering group has less number of

    disorders and in a lower degree than the dental hygienists in the sitting group.


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