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Azhdardor M, Tabatabaei S. Relationship Between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Quality of Life in Employees of Selected Hospitals in Golestan Province. Iran J Ergon. 2019; 6 (4) :30-36
URL: http://journal.iehfs.ir/article-1-618-en.html
Associate Professor, Department of Ergonomics, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , sh.tabatabaei@sbmu.ac.ir
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Background and Objectives: Musculoskeletal disorders is a working environmental damage that affects staff’s quality of life; in addition to high costs, it reduces physical, mental and social heath, and thus reduces the efficiency of staff. This study aimed to investigate the relation between musculoskeletal disorders and quality of life in selected hospital’s staff.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, the study population included all the employees (n=770) of Kordkuy Heart Hospital and Khatam al-Anbia Hospital of Gonbad Kavus, Golestan Province, Iran. The standard sample size of 300 employees (150 Kurdkuy and 150 Gonbad Kavus) from different occupational groups were randomly selected by stratified sampling. To collect the data, a demographic information form, the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, and the Lancashire quality of life profile were used. Independent t-test and Backward stepwise were run in SPSS 22.
Results: A significant relationship was observed between musculoskeletal disorders and musculoskeletal disorders (general) in staff. A significant relationship was observed between gender and musculoskeletal disorders. Between quality of life at different levels and demographic variables, a significant difference was observed between the average quality of life with emphasis on gender and body mass index.
Conclusion: According to the results, gender and working shifts were effective in risk of musculoskeletal pains and can have a negative effect on staff’s quality of life. Thereby optimizing work conditions has a considerable effect on quality of life.

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Received: 2019/01/23 | Accepted: 2019/03/16 | ePublished: 2019/06/8

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