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Work–related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Healthcare Workers in a General Provincial Hospital in Vietnam
Thuy Viet Nong, Soisuda Kesornthong, Nontiya Homkham
Pages - 18 - 26     |    Revised - 31-05-2020     |    Published - 01-08-2020
Volume - 10   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - August 2020  Table of Contents
Musculoskeletal Disorders, Healthcare Workers, Work Organization.
Background. Musculoskeletal disorders is the most common disease among healthcare workers. Which affects not only the quality of life but also the income, the health, the economy. In Vietnam, there are some research about the MSDs among healthcare workers and the factors affect this problem, especially, the ergonomic factors. Objective. To assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among healthcare workers in Cao Bang General Provincial Hospital, Vietnam and determine risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders. Material and methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 85 healthcare workers in a general provincial hospital in Vietnam using the Nordic questionnaire and questionnaire. Results. High prevalence of musculoskeletal among healthcare workers during the past 12 months (62.4%) and last 7 days (45.9%), with the two most common sites being low back pain (48.2%) and neck (40%). Gender, work experience, total working hours, night shift work, and stress level showed the association with the MSDs in the past 12 months. Conclusion. Due to the high prevalence of MSDs among healthcare workers in a general provincial hospital, preventive actions are needed to improve the working conditions and to raise the awareness of healthcare workers about MSDs prevention.
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Miss Thuy Viet Nong
Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University/ Thach An District Health Center, Cao Bang Department of Health, Ministry of Health - Vietnam
nguyenkien.yhdp@gmail.com, nongvietthuy@gmail.com
Dr. Soisuda Kesornthong
Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University - Thailand
Dr. Nontiya Homkham
Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University - Thailand

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