Volume 5, Issue 4 (Journal of Ergonomics 2018)                   J Ergon 2018, 5(4): 56-64 | Back to browse issues page

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Heidari Moghaddam R, Babamiri M, Motamedzade M, Farhadian M, Ebrahimi K. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Ergonomic Work station on Musculoskeletal Pain in a Group of Administrative Staff. J Ergon. 2018; 5 (4) :56-64
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MSc Student of Ergonomics, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , ebrahimi.k2010@yahoo.com
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Background: The working station has a major impact on the musculoskeletal disorders, therefore a considerable attention to working station staff is of importance. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of working station on musculoskeletal disorders among administrative staff.
Methods: 30 administrative staff participated in this analytical descriptive study. Data was collected using Nordic Musculoskeletal Disorders Questionnaire (NMQ) in ergonomic design intervention of three working stations (sitting, standing-and-sitting, standing) before and after of intervention. Moreover, a t-test and multiple regression were used to analyze the data.
Results: The average (standard deviation) of the age and work record of 30 participating employees were 44.3 (5) and 20 (5) years, respectively. There was a significant correlation between the type of working station before and after the intervention, with the expression of musculoskeletal disorders (P=0.02). There was also a significant relationship between variables of musculoskeletal disorders in the shoulders, necks, waist and hands at different working stations. However, there was a significant relationship between age, work experience and BMI index with musculoskeletal disorders.
Conclusion: According to the results of this survey the best working station is a sitting-and-standing. Therefore, by changing the type of working stations, musculoskeletal discomfort of the employees will be reduced appropriately.

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