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Revista científica ciencias de la salud

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VARGAS-PERALTA, Vilda Viviana et al. Symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders perceived among students of the school of dentistry - UNA, in the year 2021. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2023, vol.5, e5112.  Epub 29-Jun-2023. ISSN 2664-2891.

Introduction. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are defined as injuries that affect the different structures that make up the musculoskeletal system. There is a high incidence and prevalence of MSDs among oral health professionals. Objetive. To determine the frequency of students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the School of Dentistry, National University of Asuncion with symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders. Material and Method. The present work has a descriptive cross-sectional observational design that included 120 students chosen by means of convenience sampling. The instrument used was based on Kuorinka's standardized Nordic musculoskeletal symptom perception questionnaire. Results. Thirty-one subjects were excluded, resulting in a final sample size of 89 subjects (70 female). Seventy-nine 79 students (88,8%) reported having ever perceived symptoms compatible with MSDs in at least one anatomical region. Females were more affected (92.9%) than males (73.7%) (p = 0.033). There was no significant difference in frequency of perceived symptoms of MSDs between students in different courses. The anatomical regions where most symptoms were reported were in the neck (73%) and in the lumbar region (69.7%) followed by the wrist and hands (50.6%). Conclusion. There is a high proportion of students who report symptoms compatible with musculoskeletal disorders, more common among women. The most affected areas were the neck and lumbar region.

Palavras-chave : musculoskeletal disease; musculoskeletal pain; dental students; surveys and questionnaires.

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