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The global prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among operating room personnel: A systematic review and meta-analysis

(2020) The global prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among operating room personnel: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. ISSN 22133984 (ISSN)

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Objectives: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most important occupational problems. However, there has also been no worldwide review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of MSDs among operation room personnel. The present study aimed to investigate and estimate the prevalence of MSDs among operating room personnel using a systematic review and meta-analysis study. Methods: This systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted in 2019. The researchers searched Medline/PubMed, ProQuest, Scopus, ScienceDirect and Embase, and Google Scholar. Studies classified by categories of country and populations. In order to determine and control the quality assessment of articles, researchers use the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisal Checklist. Results: A total of 111 articles from databases were found. Final screening included 12 into statistical analysis. Based on the random-effect model, the prevalence of MSDs in neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists & hands, upper back, lower back, hip, knees, and ankles & feet was 53.66 (CI 95: 43.30–64.02), 55.63 (CI 95: 43.90–67.36), 23.01 (CI 95: 14.75–31.27), 38.79 (CI 95: 21.95–55.62), 44.20 (CI 95: 27.80–60.59), 61.48 (CI 95: 44.33–78.64), 26.56 (CI 95: 10.40–42.72), 43.43 (CI 95: 23.80–63.06), and 57.06 (CI 95: 48.25–65.87), respectively. Based on the results of meta-regression, there was no statistically significant relationship between prevalence of MSDs and mean of age, and year of study. Conclusion: The study results revealed the high prevalence of MSDs, specifically in lower back among the operating room personnel. Considering the difficult conditions of working in the operating room, MSDs and particularly back pain are unpreventable. © 2020 INDIACLEN

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Meta-analysis Musculoskeletal symptom Operating rooms Systematic reviews
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Nursing
Journal or Publication Title: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health
Journal Index: Scopus
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ISSN: 22133984 (ISSN)
Depositing User: خانم موهبت شیوخی

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