Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 336--340

The effect of number of patients treated, dental loupes usage, stress, and exercise on musculoskeletal pain among dentists in Jeddah


Ehab N Alshouibi1, Lolo A Almansour3, Assalah M Alqurashi3, Faten E Alaqil2 
1 Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Faten E Alaqil
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Al Ehtifalat St, Jeddah 21589.
Saudi Arabia

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain (MSP) and to explore its potential risk factors among dentists in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey of private and government dentists in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was undertaken between January and December 2018. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed randomly to consenting participants. Descriptive data analysis involved measures of central tendency and percentages, t test, chi-square, and logistic regression analysis were used to evaluate relationships among the variable “having MSP experience after dental work” and other potential predictors among dentists. Results: A total of 300 dentists completed the questionnaires. The overall prevalence of MSP was 68%, with back pain as the most frequently reported symptom (54%). The results revealed significant association of MSP with number of patients treated per day, nonuse of dental loupes during dental work, stress, and lack of regular exercise (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The prevalence of MSP among dentists in Jeddah is high attributable to poor ergonomics and stress, which further impact the quality of life of practitioners.


How to cite this article:
Alshouibi EN, Almansour LA, Alqurashi AM, Alaqil FE. The effect of number of patients treated, dental loupes usage, stress, and exercise on musculoskeletal pain among dentists in Jeddah.J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2020;10:336-340


How to cite this URL:
Alshouibi EN, Almansour LA, Alqurashi AM, Alaqil FE. The effect of number of patients treated, dental loupes usage, stress, and exercise on musculoskeletal pain among dentists in Jeddah. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 15 ];10:336-340
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