|Title:||Prevalence and Risk Factors of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Massage Practitioners||Authors:||JANG, YUH
|Keywords:||musculoskeletal disorder;risk factor;prevalence;working posture;massage||Issue Date:||2006||Journal Volume:||v.16||Journal Issue:||n.3||Start page/Pages:||425-438||Source:||JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION||Abstract:||
Introduction: Massage practitioners are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). We investigated the prevalence and risk factors. Methods: We randomly selected 161 visually impaired practitioners. Demographics, musculoskeletal symptoms, and working postures were analyzed with multivariate logistic regression. Results: Results indicated that about 71.4% had at least one WMSD in 12 months. Prevalence rates were finger or thumb, 50.3%; shoulder, 31.7%; wrist, 28.6 %; neck, 25.5%; arm or elbow, 23.6%; forearm, 20.5%; and back, 19.3%. Working duration > 20 years had an adjusted odds ratio ( OR) for finger or thumb 4.0 - 4.5 with 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.5 - 13.8, client contact > 4 h/day (adjusted OR for finger = 3.2, 95% CI= 1.3 - 8.1), and = <= 7-kg pulp-pinch strength (adjusted OR for upper extremity = 2.9 - 3.2, 95% CI= 1.2 - 8.3). Adjusted ORs for lower-back symptoms were 3. 1 (95% CI = 1.3 - 7.8) and 3.6 (95% CI= 1.4 - 9.6), respectively, for lack of neutral neck posture and for inappropriate working- table height. Conclusion: WMSDs were prevalent among massage practitioners.
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