Identifying the Musculoskeletal disorders reported by Physical and Occupational Therapists and the relation to the level of Over- Commitment and Work Factors | Original Article
To determine the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among OTs and PTs in Saudi, as well as to identify the factors that increase the likelihood of developing such a condition in the course of one's career, researchers conducted a cross-sectional study to collect data on the number of injuries experienced by these professionals. The questionnaires were created using two previous instruments that had been used with physical therapists in the past. There were a total of 19 questions on the questionnaire, ranging from basic biographical data to specifics on musculoskeletal diseases in the workplace and the physiotherapy methods that may be used to treat them. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 16, was used to analyze the collected data. Study findings suggest that OTs and PTs have an elevated risk of WRI or WMSDs.