The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of subjective complaints among two groups of health care personnel.
Using a mail questionnaire, 63 male orthopedists and 78 male general surgeons were asked to respond to questions on their subjective musculoskeletal complaints as well as their age, occupational career, and daily working time.
In the final analysis, 54 orthopedists and 63 general surgeons who were aged ¾ 59 years and had worked for at least 5 years in clinical practice were considered.
The mean age was 43.3 (SD 7.6) years for the orthopedists and 41.8 (SD 9.5) years for the general surgeons.
Their mean employment time was 18.1 (SD 8.9) years and 16.6 (SD 9.5) years, respectively.
The average working time per day was 9.5 h. In general, the orthopedists had a higher prevalence of subjective complaints than the general surgeons.
Problems in the shoulders and lower back were the most frequently reported complaints, followed by neck problems.
It was concluded that ergonomic intervention to improve the working environment is imperative.
In addition to ergonomic factors, consideration might also be given to psychological.
Mots-clés Pascal : Personnel sanitaire, Chirurgie orthopédique, Chirurgie générale, Chirurgien, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Epidémiologie, Ergonomie, Questionnaire, Objectivité subjectivité, Médecine travail, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff, Orthopedic surgery, General surgery, Surgeon, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Striated muscle disease, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Questionnaire, Objectivity subjectivity, Occupational medicine, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.