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How   to   cite   this   Article:    Jyotsna   Batra,   Nidhi   Kalra,   Ashu   gupta,   Satish   Kumar.   PREVALENCE   OF   WORK   RELATED   MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS      OF      WRIST      AND      HAND      AMONG      DENTAL      PROFESSIONALS.       Int      J      Physiother      Res      2016;4(5):1652-1657.      DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.154.
Type of Article: Original Research DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2016.154 Page No.:  1652-1657
PREVALENCE OF WORK RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS OF WRIST AND HAND AMONG DENTAL PROFESSIONALS  Jyotsna Batra * 1 , Nidhi Kalra 2 , Ashu gupta 3 , Satish Kumar 4 . * 1  Student, MPT (Musculoskeletal), Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute Of Physiotherapy, Kalkaji New Delhi, India. 2  Assistant Professor, Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy, Kalkaji, New Delhi, India. 3 Head of Department, Sports Injury Center, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. 4  Senior Physiotherapist, ESI hospital okhla, New Delhi, India. Address:    Miss.    Jyotsna    Batra,    Student,    MPT    (Musculoskeletal),    C-152    DDA    Double    storey    flats    garhi    east    of    Kailash    New    Delhi,    India.     E-Mail: jyotsnabatra401@gmail.com ABSTRACT Introduction:   Dentistry   is   the   profession   involving   inconvenient   postures   and   repetitive   tasks   of   wrist   and   hand   which   makes   them   more   prone   to   WRMSD of wrist and hand in comparison with other human service workers Aim: The aim of the study is to identify the prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders of wrist and hand among dental professionals. Materials   and   Methods:   A   total   of   150   dental   professionals   were   selected   for   the   study.   Five   groups   were   consisting   of   30   general   dentist,   30   endodontist, 30   orthodontist,   30   dental   assistants,   and   30   oral   and   maxillofacial   surgeons.   Informed   consent   was   taken   .PRWHE   was   given   and   subjects   were   asked   to mark a number in each item ranging from 0 to 10 and ranges of dominant hand and wrist were also taken. Results:   the   response   rate   out   of   150   was   139   (92.66%).   The   study   also   revealed   that   the   total   prevalence   of   work   related   musculoskeletal   disorders according to PRWHE score as administered by the dental professionals was 58.99% and dental assistants had the highest mean of PRWHE Score  i.e. 14.8 Conclusion: From the present study we conclude that work related musculoskeletal disorders of wrist and hand are present among dental professionals.   KEY WORD: WRMSD (Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders), PRWHE (Patient Rated Wrist And Hand Evaluation Questionnaire . References 1 . Ann   E   Barr   et   al.   work   related   disorders   of   hand   and   wrist   epidemiology   pathophysiology   and   serisorimotor   changes.      Journal   of   sports   physical therapy 2004 October;34(10):610-627. 2 . 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