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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2015, 17(4): 61-69 Back to browse issues page
The effect of corrective exercises on musculoskeletal disorders of Khoramabad workers
Bahman Hasanvand , Kobra Karami , Shima Hashemi , Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh , Poya Farokhnezhad Afshar , Hossein Zahednezhad *
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran
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Background and aims: Due to the need to recognize musculoskeletal disorders in workers to improve their health as a large part of the working capital of our country and shortages in studies which provide solutions to improve these problems, the present study was aimed to assess the effect of corrective exercises on musculoskeletal disorders in workers in Khoram Abad city for providing solutions to improve these disorders in 2012. Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, the statistical population was male workers in industrial centers 1 and 2 in Khoramabad. 320 workers were studied in the initial evaluation. According to the inclusion criteria, 196 workers were eligible to enter the study and responded to questionnaire. The data collection scale was a standardized Nordic Musculoskeletal Disorders questionnaire. Corrective plan of disorders was performed by a physical training expert according to detected abnormalities (113 cases). Corrective exercises in the stretching and strengthening manners performed at 24 sessions in 8 weeks. Results: 113 workers had a pain history in their extremities and musculoskeletal members and they had no previous disease history. 58% of workers were with musculoskeletal disorders at least in one of the nine areas of their body which the most prevalence was in areas: lumbar (31/6), neck (19/8) Shoulder (29/5), knee (17/8). A significant reduction was seen in all nine regions disorders after intervention (P<0.05). Conclusion: Corrective exercises reduce pain and musculoskeletal problems in workers.
Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorders, Corrective exercise, Workers
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Immunology
Received: 2015/10/3 | Accepted: 2015/10/3 | Published: 2015/10/3
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Hasanvand B, Karami K, Hashemi S, Ghanei Gheshlagh R, Farokhnezhad Afshar P, Zahednezhad H. The effect of corrective exercises on musculoskeletal disorders of Khoramabad workers. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2015; 17 (4) :61-69
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