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Table 3 Working characteristics of clinical year students and its association with WMSD symptoms in lower shoulder, forearm and elbow

From: Effect of working characteristics and taught ergonomics on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders amongst dental students

  Very often N (%) Often N (%) Seldom N (%) Never N (%) * Lower shoulder *Forearm *Elbow
Work done in clinics with arms above shoulder height 26 (6%) 56 (14%) 174 (42%) 154 (38%) 0.002** 0.001** 0.057
Forceful movements with arms 41 (10%) 92 (22%) 253 (62%) 23 (6%) 0.001** 0.001** 0.054
  1. * Association between WMSD symptoms in these regions and the working characteristics.
  2. **Significant at p-value < 0.05.
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