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Research Article - Archives of General Internal Medicine (2022) Volume 6, Issue 2

To assess quality of life among health care professionals suffering from work related musculoskeletal problems in tertiary care center

Background: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are a group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons, and nerves of joint, back, neck, bone such as aches, pains, and stiffness. The work-related musculoskeletal disorders are common in health care professionals and because of workload they become negligent towards health issues. WMSDs interfere with productive work and quality of life of a doctor. Methods: An observational study was conducted. All the ethical aspects were respected by assuring the participants about the confidentiality of information obtained from them. Forty doctors including all specialties of age group 26-60 years participated in this study and data was collected using a structured MSK-HQ questionnaire which records the prevalence of MSK problems in terms of musculoskeletal symptoms (ache, pain, discomfort) in the preceding 2 weeks. Both males and females were included in the study. Results: Analysis was done using Microsoft Excel. In present study majorly 30% of subjects of age group 26- 30 years, 27% of subject’s age groups 31-35 years, 25% of subjects 36-40 years were affected. Conclusion: Thus, from the above conducted study it concludes that for all the activities in relation to questionnaire there are 50% of population who chose scores 3 that is slight problem in activities of daily living. 26-30 years, 31-35 years & 36-40 years of age (3&4rd decade of life) are the most affected & if musculoskeletal problems are ignored then in future it will interfere in their quality of life and their medical profession.

Author(s): Lavina Makhija, Muzahid K Sheikh*, Sohan Selkar, Shriram Kane, Pratibha Dawande, Ujwalla Gawande

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