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Sirvani M, Rahnama N. The effect of eight weeks of corrective exercises on musculoskeletal disorders in female staff of the Isfahan municipality. tkj. 2017; 9 (1) :41-53
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-820-en.html
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Introduction: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are defined as subsequent work-related disorders that can cause problems such as limited mobility, fatigue, exhaustion, job loss or even change job. Considering the importance of Improvement of the women's health, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of eight weeks of corrective exercise on musculoskeletal disorders of female staff of the Isfahan municipality.
Methods: A total of 97 cases were evaluated using Nordic questionnaire. Among them, 30 cases with MSDs were chosen, and were divided randomly into two groups. The samples participated in particular corrective exercises (isometric exercises, flexibility and strength) for eight weeks. The control group in this period of time did not do any physical activity and specific exercise. The amount of musculoskeletal disorders of the neck, shoulder, back and knee were measured before and after eight weeks of training. Correlative t test and Wilcoxon test were used to analyze data (p<0.05).
Results: Results showed that, most disorders were pertaining to neck (93. 3%), shoulder (73. 3%), low back (70%) and knee (60%). In the mentioned body parts, significant improvement was observed after eight weeks of corrective exercises (p<0.05). 
Conclusion: the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders was relatively high in studied staff, and applied corrective measures reduced musculoskeletal disorders of them, hence the inclusion of corrective exercises in the daily routine program of staff and Improvement of the posture in work tasks are recommended.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: occupational medicine
Received: 2016/11/22 | Accepted: 2017/04/29 | Published: 2017/05/28

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