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SELF-REPORTED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AMONG BANK EMPLOYEES IN BURAYDAH CITY

*Al Dhuwyan Abdullah S. (MBBS) and Al Saigul Abdullah M. (ABFM)

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Background and Objectives: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common health problems encountered in the workplace around the globe, the burden of MSDs in bank employee in KSA have not been previously studied. This study aimed to measure the prevalence, impact on performance and associated factors of musculoskeletal disorders among bank employees in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia. Methods and Material: A cross-sectional study conducted on 42 bank in Burydah city using a self-administered standard Nordic questionnaire on Male bank employees in Buraydah city. Statistical analysis using Excel for windows 10 for entering data in forms while analysis was conducted using „‟Statistical Package for Social Science‟‟ (SPSS) V25. Results: Out of 397 employees, only 175 respondents completed the study questionnaire, giving a response rate of 44%. Mean respondents‟ age was 33.8 years (SD 5.9). Almost half of bank employees (48%) were smokers and about one third of them reported having at least one chronic disease, predominantly chronic joint pain reported as osteoarthritis (10.3%). One year reported prevalence of any MSDs of any body part among bank employees was 89.7%. The most commonly affected body part by MSDS during last 12 months was lower back; 66.9% followed by neck 59.4%, shoulder 51.4%, feet 43.4% and upper back 41.7%. Carrying out usual activities were mostly restricted by pain at lower back followed by neck. Finally, there were no significant associations between MSDs and job related factors. Conclusions: MSDS is highly prevalent among male bank employees in Buraydah. Further studies are needed to explore main factors and address essential preventive measures.

Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorder, Bank, Computer, Qassim.


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