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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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MORALES, Lelis Noelia  and  GOIRIZ, Nelli Elena. Ergonomic risk and work stress of physiotherapists at the clinics hospital, Faculty of medical sciences. Paraguay, 2019. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2020, vol.53, n.2, pp.79-86. ISSN 1816-8949.


Ergonomic risk and work stress, in addition to other aspects impact on worker health, performance and productivity depend on the state of health.


The objective of this study is to determine the level of ergonomic risk and occupational stress of the physiotherapists who works at Clinicas Hospital.

Materials and methods:

Observational, descriptive cross-sectional study, with a sample of 49 physiotherapists, not probabilistic for convenience.


of 49 professionals, 32 are women and 17 are men. The average age 36.7 ± 9.8. The average of years working at the institution is 8 years. 67% of physical therapists have level 4, high risk and 33% have level 5, very high risk. Regarding the stress level, 78% have a low level.


The ergonomic risk found is between high and very high, requiring immediate intervention to avoid musculoskeletal injuries and subsequent physical disability for professional skills.

Keywords : Ergonomic risk; Work stress; Physiotherapists..

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