Work Caused Musculoskeletal Disorders in Health Professionals

Authors

  • Dženan Pleho Primary Health Care Services of Canton Sarajevo, Center for Physical Rehabilitation Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; PhD student, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5317-9356
  • Amra Mačak Hadžiomerović Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kenan Pleho Department of Home Care, Wiener Rotes Kreuz, Wien, Austria
  • Jasmina Pleho Medical High School Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dinko Remić Primary Health Care Services of Canton Sarajevo, Center for Physical Rehabilitation Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Davor Arslanagić Department of Physical Therapy, Institute of Sports Medicine of Canton Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Miloš Lazić PhD student, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Aldina Alibegović PhD student, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2021.1209

Keywords:

Musculoskeletal Disorders, work, healthcare

Abstract

Introduction: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) are the most common work-related diseases and describe a wide range of degenerative and inflammatory conditions affecting blood vessels, peripheral nerves, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. WRMSDs are becoming an increasing problem in modern society. They are the second biggest cause of short-term or temporary incapacity for work just following a cold. At the workplace, health professionals represent a very vulnerable category in terms of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) development. It is estimated that almost one-third of all cases of absence from work among health care professionals are related to MSDs. Studies also show that a large number of health professionals report the occurrence of MSDs in one or more regions of the body, with a problem with the lower back being one of the most common.
Methods: This article presents a non-experimental (qualitative) research, or a scientific review of the published literature
where the databases were reviewed in which the keywords for the review were: MSDs, work, health, intervention program,
and ergonomics. Various databases were used in the preparation of this article, including PubMed, Google Scholar, Medline, Hrčak, Dabar, Science Direct, and Science Citation.
Results: The results include a review and analysis of eighteen published scientific articles in the period 2001-2020. The studies published in these articles has been conducted in the United States, Australia, Switzerland, Portugal, Slovenia, Turkey, China, Nigeria, Israel, Tunisia, Iran, Croatia, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece.
Conclusion: This article should indicate the magnitude of the problems of WRMSDs in health professionals and that this topic is an inexhaustible and very interesting basis for further studies by current and future researchers to create strategies for the prevention and treatment of this disorder and to eliminate its causes.

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Published

2021-03-05

How to Cite

Pleho, D., Mačak Hadžiomerović, A. ., Pleho, K. ., Pleho, J. ., Remić, D., Arslanagić, D., Lazić, M., & Alibegović, A. (2021). Work Caused Musculoskeletal Disorders in Health Professionals. Journal of Health Sciences. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2021.1209

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