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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Risk Factors among Physiotherapists : A Cross- Sectional Study | Research Letter

Ayidh Nasser Alharbi*, Nader Mohammed Alotaibi, Ali Baalqasim Alsayed, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Physiotherapists, like many other groups, might be vulnerable to WRMSD in a variety of settings. Since research is often conducted in isolated communities or workplaces, there is a dearth of studies that assess WRMSD among Saudi physiotherapists. The purpose of this research was to examine the incidence of WRMSD among Saudi physiotherapists practicing in a variety of clinics and hospitals throughout the country. This research is important because it raises consciousness of WRMSD among physiotherapists, leading to the implementation of preventative measures and the use of ergonomic tools in a variety of practice settings. The participants in this cross-sectional research filled out online questionnaires that asked them about their personal and professional backgrounds and exposure to potential health risks at work. Purposeful sampling was used to recruit 385 physiotherapists. We employed descriptive statistics to assess WRMSD prevalence, and the Chi-Square test to identify associations between WRMSD and potential risk variables.