The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among Jordanian surgeons

Joint Authors

Suudi, Haydar
Abu Nawar, Ghayth Ahmad
al-Maayitah, Ala
al-Maayitah, Tamara
Jaradat, Mahdi

Source

Journal of the Royal Medical Services

Issue

Vol. 27, Issue 1 (30 Apr. 2020), pp.29-38, 10 p.

Publisher

The Royal Medical Services Jordan Armed Forces

Publication Date

2020-04-30

Country of Publication

Jordan

No. of Pages

10

Main Topic

Medicine

Abstract EN

Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) have become a significant issue for the profession of surgeons.

This study provides a detailed examination and discussion regarding the prevalence of MSDs among Jordanian surgeons and possible causative factors.

Materials and Methods: A modified Nordic and physical discomfort questionnaire was distributed online and at the 9th International Conference of Royal Jordanian Medical Services to surgeons from several specialties with the aims of determining the level of prevalence of MSDs, causative factors related to the operating room, and the level of ergonomic awareness.

Results: Participants who sustained occupational injuries throughout their careers represented 79.2%.

The most injured areas were the neck, lower back, feet, hands and wrist, eyes, and by 79.2%, 72.2%, 62.5%, respectively.

Approximately 12.1% were injured while operating on infected patients.

Approximately 20.3% reported their injuries to their institution

American Psychological Association (APA)

Abu Nawar, Ghayth Ahmad& al-Maayitah, Ala& Suudi, Haydar& al-Maayitah, Tamara& Jaradat, Mahdi. 2020. The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among Jordanian surgeons. Journal of the Royal Medical Services،Vol. 27, no. 1, pp.29-38.
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Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abu Nawar, Ghayth Ahmad…[et al.]. The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among Jordanian surgeons. Journal of the Royal Medical Services Vol. 27, no. 1 (Apr. 2020), pp.29-38.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-962125

American Medical Association (AMA)

Abu Nawar, Ghayth Ahmad& al-Maayitah, Ala& Suudi, Haydar& al-Maayitah, Tamara& Jaradat, Mahdi. The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among Jordanian surgeons. Journal of the Royal Medical Services. 2020. Vol. 27, no. 1, pp.29-38.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-962125

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 37-38

Record ID

BIM-962125