• Prevalencia de síntomas musculoesqueléticos en choferes de empresa de transporte privados

      Becerra Bravo, Giancarlo; Mayta-Tristan, Percy; Quelopana Díaz, Jazmine Andrea; Zambrano Sánchez, Carmen Givelly (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2016-10-05)
      Objectives: To determine the frequency and factors associated with the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms (EMS) in drivers of a private transport company of Lima, Peru. Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted on 170 male drivers had measured the frequency of EMS during the past seven days in the neck, shoulder, upper back, elbow, wrist, lumbar, hip, knee and feet with the Nordic questionnaire. It was evaluated the association with demographic factors and labor using prevalence ratios adjusted (RPa). Results: The average age was 39,73; the average hours of work was 9,56 and the average number of years of work was 4.70. The 77.7% of the population presented discomfort in any area of the body in the last year, 60.6% presented discomfort in any area of the body in the last week, the most frequent were the lumbar area (28.2%) and cervical (22.9%). The people who work as driver four or more years are more likely to have some SME (RPa: 1.54; CI95: 1,17-2,02) or low back pain (RPa: 1.73; IC95%: 1,01-2,97) in the last seven days. Conclusions: There is a high frequency of EMS in drivers of the company concerned, it will be necessary to develop strategies for the reduction and ergonomic risk prevention in the workplace and avoid the development of disabling symptoms.
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