Avicenna Journal of Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29--34

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among clinical laboratory workers


Atheer F AlNekhilan, Anfal M AlTamimi, Bothainah Y AlAqeel, Alanoud A AlHawery, Shoog F AlFadhel, Emad M Masuadi 
 College of Medicine, King Saud ben Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Atheer F AlNekhilan
King Saud ben Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia

Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) among clinical laboratory workers. Materials and Methods: This questionnaire-based cross-sectional study included the clinical laboratory departments of six governmental tertiary and secondary hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The selected instrument was a self-administered adapted standardized questionnaire. The sample comprised 306 laboratory workers, and the selected sampling technique was a non-random convenient method. Results: The overall prevalence of WMSDs in any body region was 82% in the last 12 months; it was mainly linked to lower back pain (61%). In the logistic regression, age <30 years, working in specific laboratories and working in hematology/flow-cytometry laboratory divisions were all found to be significant risk factors (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Clinical laboratory workers are at a high risk for WMSDs; it is essential that we take preventative action to address this.


How to cite this article:
AlNekhilan AF, AlTamimi AM, AlAqeel BY, AlHawery AA, AlFadhel SF, Masuadi EM. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among clinical laboratory workers.Avicenna J Med 2020;10:29-34


How to cite this URL:
AlNekhilan AF, AlTamimi AM, AlAqeel BY, AlHawery AA, AlFadhel SF, Masuadi EM. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among clinical laboratory workers. Avicenna J Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 3 ];10:29-34
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