Ergonomic factors that cause the presence of pain muscle in students of dentistry
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dc.contributor.author Díaz Caballero, Antonio José es
dc.contributor.author Gomez Palencia, Isabel Patricia es
dc.contributor.author Díaz Cárdenas, Shyrley es
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-27T06:50:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-27T06:50:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/60230
dc.description.abstract Objective: To identify the ergonomic factors and the presence of muscular pain in dental students of VIII, IX, X semesters presently practicing at the clinics of the College of Dentistry of university of Cartagena, Colombia, South America. Materials and methods: This is a descriptive study carried out in dental students of the VIII, IX, and X semesters which were undergoing clinical practice at the College of Dentistry of University of Cartagena. A convenience sample of 83 students who met the inclusion criteria was taken and those who agreed to participate signed an informed consent. Data collection was obtained by means of a structured questionnaire for ergonomic factors and the presence of pain was identified palpating the muscles object of the study by a physical therapist. The variables evaluated were: presence of pain, affected muscles, affected zones, gender, postures and work environment. Results: The adoption of inadequate postures such as exaggerated flexions or cervical torsions could generate a higher frequency of muscular pain in dental students. The approximating muscle of the thumb showed 11% frequency of pain. The presence of muscular pain was higher for the female group participating in this study. Conclusions: Dentists are prone, since the beginning of their clinical practice as students, to lesions of the skeletal muscle system due to the clinical exercise of the profession, being the most common, muscle pain in the back, neck, shoulders and hands. This would imply initiating an occupational health program promoting healthy lifestyles in their academic environment and their future professional life, at the beginning of their clinical practice in dental school. es
dc.source Díaz Caballero, Antonio José ; Gomez Palencia, Isabel Patricia ; Díaz Cárdenas, Shyrley. Ergonomic factors that cause the presence of pain muscle in students of dentistry. En: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa, 15 6 2010: 17- es
dc.title Ergonomic factors that cause the presence of pain muscle in students of dentistry es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.4317/medoral.15.e906 es

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