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3D motion analysis of cervical spine joints of dental hygiene students and dental hygienists during scaling operation

Lee KY, Kim JH

Objectives: This study aimed to objectively evaluate factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders by measuring the range of motion of the cervical spine. Using three-dimensional motion analysis, the degree of flexion,...
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Mesenchymal Stem Cell and MicroRNA Therapy of Musculoskeletal Diseases

Chung MJ, Son JY, Park S, Park SS, Hur K, Lee SH, Lee EJ, Park JK, Hong IH, Kim TH, Jeong KS

The therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) have been verified in many human and animal studies. Although some tissues contain MSCs, the number of cells...
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Social Distancing in COVID-19: What Are the Implications for Musculoskeletal Problems and the Quality of Life?

Kim TH, Jee HJ, Bae CW, Choi SA

Purpose: This study examined the effects of social distancing in COVID-19 on musculoskeletal problems and the quality of life. Methods: One hundred and thirty-five subjects participated in this study and responded...
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A Taxonomy of the Common Tasks and the Development of a Risk Index for Physical Load Assessment in Nursing Job

Ryoo JJ, Lee KS, Koo JW

Background: Nursing service is a nonroutine work with an excessive physical load and diverse tasks. This study derived representative common tasks based on the frequently occurring tasks with a high...
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Prevalence of MSDs and Postural Risk Assessment in Floor Mopping Activity Through Subjective and Objective Measures

Naik G, Khan MR

Background: Residential and commercial cleaning is a part of our daily routine to maintain sanitation around the environment. Health care of professionals involved in such cleaning activities has become a...
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Validation of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index Short Form (WOMAC-SF) and Its Relevance to Disability and Frailty

Park SH, Kang BH, Kim MJ, Kim B, Lee GY, Seo YM, Yoo JI, Park KS

PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the validity of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index Short Form (WOMAC-SF) for the assessment of musculoskeletal disorders. We evaluated whether WOMAC-SF...
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Self-Reported Variables as Determinants of Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Assembly Line Workers

Guerreiro MM, Serranheira F, Cruz EB, Sousa-Uva A

Background Assembly lines work is frequently associated to work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorders. The related disability and absenteeism make it important to implement efficient health surveillance systems. The main objective of...
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An Instrumented Workstation to Evaluate Weight-Bearing Distribution in the Sitting Posture

Moriguchi , Sato TO, Coury HJ

BACKGROUND: Sitting posture may be related to risk factors, including inadequate weight-bearing support, particularly when maintained for long periods. Considering that body weight is loaded in a closed support system...
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The Relationship between Firefighters' Work Demand and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Moderating Role of Task Characteristics

Kodom-Wiredu JK

BACKGROUND: Emergency workers such as firefighters are cataloged within the most demanding and injurious professions globally. Considering the health and safety implications in firefighting, a lot of research needs to...
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Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Greek Physiotherapists: Traditional and Emerging Risk Factors

Anyfantis , Biska A

BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the health industry are quite common, however, there have only been a few studies regarding physiotherapists, while in Greece, there is an apparent lack of...
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Common Upper Extremity Disorders and Function Affect Upper Extremity-Related Quality of Life: A Community-Based Sample from Rural Areas

Moon DK, Park YJ, Song SY, Kim MJ, Park JS, Nam DC, Kim DH, Na JB, Lee SI, Hwang SC, Park KS

PURPOSE: Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMDs), such as rotator cuff tear, epicondylitis, and hand osteoarthritis, have a negative impact on quality of life (QOL). In this study, we evaluated the...
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A Cross-sectional Study of Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Risk Factors in Cambodian Fruit Farm Workers in Eastern Region, Thailand

Thetkathuek A, Meepradit , Sa-ngiamsak T

BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are accumulative disorders that are most frequently found in agricultural farmers. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that affect symptoms resulting from work-related...
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Vibration and Ergonomic Exposures Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Shoulder and Neck

Charles LE, Ma CC, Burchfiel , Dong RG

BACKGROUND: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 32% of all nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2014 among full-time workers. Our objective was...
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Work Sectors with High Risk for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korean Men and Women

Park J, Kim Y, Han B

BACKGROUND: To identify work sectors with high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in Korean men and women. METHODS: We analyzed nationwide data to identify ergonomic risk factors in Korean employees....
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The association between long working hours and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms of Korean wage workers: data from the fourth Korean working conditions survey (a cross-sectional study)

Lee JG, Kim GH, Jung SW, Kim SW, Lee JH, Lee KJ

BACKGROUND: It has been reported that long working hours are hazardous to the workers’ health. Especially, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) have been considered as one of the significant health issues...
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Comparison of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms between male cameramen and male office workers

Jeong HS, Suh BS, Kim SG, Kim WS, Lee WC, Son KH, Nam MW

BACKGROUND: Previous studies have classified cameramen’s job as physiologically heavy work and identified the risk factors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) in cameramen. However, those studies limited their research subjects...
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Musculoskeletal Disorders in Northeast Lobstermen

Fulmer S, Buchholz B, Scribani M, Jenkins P

BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to report on the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in lobstermen in the northeast USA. METHODS: Crews were randomly selected from those licensed to fish...
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The Current Working Conditions in Ugandan Apparel Assembly Plants

Tebyetekerwa M, Akankwasa , Marriam I

BACKGROUND: The present rapid shift of industrialization from developed to developing countries requires developing countries to understand issues related to work organization, management, and working conditions. There are many factors...
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Assessment of risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the neck in dental hygienists using video recording

Lee KY, Chun JH

OBJECTIVES: Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) of the neck is a frequent health problem in dental hygienists. This study was conducted to assess the risk factors of neck musculoskeletal disorder (neck...
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Characteristics of occupational musculoskeletal disorders of five sectors in service industry between 2004 and 2013

Choi HW, Kim YK, Kang DM, Kim JE, Jang BY

BACKGROUND: ‘Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs)' have been mostly reported in the manufacturing industry but recently the occurrence of industrial injuries has been constantly increasing in the service industry. This...
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