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Bibliographic record number: 797971

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Authors: Vodanović, Marin
Title: Dentists and Occupational Health Problems in Croatia
Source: Abstracts of the 103rd FDI Annual World Dental Congress ; u: International dental journal 65 (2015) (S2) 1–196 ; Free Communication Sessions 21–40 and Poster Sessions 17–32 ; 55–107
ISSN: 0020-6539
Meeting: FDI Annual World Dental Congress (103 ; 2015)
Location and date: , 09.2015.
Keywords: occupational diseases; dental medicine
Abstract:
Dental practitioners are very susceptible to the occupational health hazards and the development of occupational related diseases. The aim of this study was to survey the health status among dentists in Croatia regarding the symptoms of musculoskeletal, dermatological, sight, hearing and neurological disorders and prophylactic physical activities. The anonymous online survey was conducted among 506 Croatian dentists (310 females and 196 males). The questionnaire included demographic details, work duration and information about health. It was found that over 78.18% of the surveyed dentists experienced work related pain in upper back, 76.97% of them in lower back. Work-related skin problems were reported by 29.29%. Sight disorders were reported by 46.87% and hearing disorders by 19.03%. Neurological disorders were reported by 15.76%. It was concluded that numerous health hazards and limited ergonomics in the work environment of dental practitioners results various health disorders, and its prevalence is very high.
Citation databases: Current Contents Connect (CCC)
MEDLINE
Scopus
SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP) (sastavni dio Web of Science Core Collectiona)
Type of meeting: Poster
Type of presentation in a journal: Abstract
Type of peer-review: No peer-review
Original language: ENG
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
Dental medicine
Full paper text: 797971.2015_ABS_CC_Bangkok_Vodanovic_-_Dentists_and_Occupational_.pdf
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/idj.12194/full
Contrib. to CROSBI by: Marin Vodanović (vodanovic@sfzg.hr), 4. Vel. 2016. u 15:02 sati
Remarks:
DOI: 10.1111/idj.12194



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