Study on the Relation between Treatment posture and Musculoskeletal disorders Between Dental hygienist and Dental hygiene student some areas
Jung-Suk Kwag, Sun-Hee Jang1
Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Mokpo Science College,
Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Wonkwang health College.
Key words : Musculoskeletal disorders, Dental hygienist
The objectives of this study was to suggest for prophylatic of Musculoskeletal system disorders in Dental Hyginists and Dental hygiene students to maintain good posture in the dental hygiene curriculum. This study was carried with 100 dental hygienists in "M" city located in Jolla Province and 82 college students majoring in dental hygiene. The results were as follows:
1. During the operators' medical treatment, 41.7% answered that the patients' head was located in the operators' chest during their treatment. Also, 58.3% answered that the patients' head was located in the operators' abdomen. For this reason, 81.3% said that the patients' mouth became close to the operators' eyes - less than 30cm. And 65.1% said that they performed an operation in various directions.
2. The most common posture -between the position of operating and the position of assisting- is the position of operationg 1. The position of operationg 1 and 5 have an effect on the waist, and the position of assisting 3 has an effect on pains of the waist, bottoms, knees, ankles and feet.
3. The common symptoms of musculoskeletal system disorders in dental hygienists and student was the neck ache and the shoulders, and was followed by the lower back. From the cases that they visited in health care or apothecary to the above pain, symptoms were highest in the shoulders (18.3%) and were followed by the lower back(13.4%) and neck (9.1%).
4. On The necessity of education related to , According to researches, 96.3% college students and 92.5% dental hygienists answered that education related to Musculoskeletal system disorders is necessary.
5. In this study, I have 3 limitations .
First, the subject of survey was selected for specific people in the specific city.
Second, the personal judgment was made in judging the relations of the position of operating, the position of assisting and the aches.
Third, the relations of the position of operating, the position of assisting and the aches don't have supporting medical evidences.
Therefore, this study will be carried on more people with more objectives and medical method.