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2011, 8(4): 271-276 Back to browse issues page
The investigation of prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and discomfort caused by them in students of Tehran
A. Shamsedini MSc , MT. Hellisaz PhD, H. Dalvand MSc, A. Khatibi MD, V. Sobhani MD
(Corresponding Author) , Baqiyatallah University Of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran. , alirezaot@bmsu.ac.ir
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Background: Musculoskeletal symptoms among school students are common. Aim of this study was the study of prevalence of discomfort and musculoskeletal symptoms in students of Tehran

Materials and Methods: 340 primary and secondary school students participated in this study. Subjects from five different districts of Tehran - a school from each region - were selected. Nordic questionnaire was used for review of musculoskeletal symptoms and discomfort. Also body map was used to show location of musculoskeletal symptoms and discomfor

Results: Shoulders and neck musculoskeletal discomfort and pain respectively were reported about 18.46 and 13.42 %. Musculoskeletal pain in back was 8.5%. Also Complaints from musculoskeletal discomfort and pain in upper and lower extremities respectively were 5.5 and 2.9 percent.

Conclusion: Musculoskeletal symptoms are clearly seen in school students. These symptoms in upper trunk especially in shoulders and also in the neck region are more evident. These symptoms and discomforts often are not caused by disease and illness. So, there is a need for further research in this area to investigate the causes of these symptoms.

Keywords: musculoskeletal symptoms, discomfort, pain, student
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Type of Study: Original (Research) | Subject: General Medicine
Received: 2011/06/6
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Shamsedini A, Hellisaz M, Dalvand H, Khatibi A, Sobhani V. The investigation of prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and discomfort caused by them in students of Tehran. Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2011; 8 (4) :271-276
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