2015, Vol. 1 Issue 4, Part C
Ergonomics: The X- factor for wellness in dentistry
AUTHOR(S): Neha Yadav, Hoti Lal Gupta, Pradeep Kumar, Shradha Sethi, Probal Soud, Anuja Chandra
Objective: To identify the awareness about ergonomics and ergonomic factors causing various health hazards in among dentists practicing in Jaipur, Rajasthan.Materials and methods: A cross sectional survey was conducted among all the 100 practicing dentists at Jaipur, Rajasthan from January 2015 to March 2015 including Post Graduate students of Rajasthan Dental College. Non practicing dentists were excluded. Data collection was done by the means of structured questionnaire for ergonomic factors. The variables evaluated were a) Gender b) Age c) professional background [qualification - undergraduate (BDS) or post-graduate (MDS)] d)Awareness e) no of clinical hours f) Work environment g) Presence of pain h) measures taken to prevent the injury or pain i) number of leaves in a week Results: The large percentage of dentist adjust their chairs within normal levels (95%). Most of the dentist were familiar with the ergonomic posture (77%) It was observed that 66% of the participants had muscular pain. Conclusion: The health hazards related to ergonomics are a common affliction in dentist which begins at the time they start their professional studies staying with them during their professional practice affecting various parts of the body.
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How to cite this article:
Neha Yadav, Hoti Lal Gupta, Pradeep Kumar, Shradha Sethi, Probal Soud, Anuja Chandra. Ergonomics: The X- factor for wellness in dentistry. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2015;1(4):128-132.