نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دکترای علم اطلاعات و دانش شناسی، دانشکده علوم توانبخشی ،دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی، تهران، ایران
2 دکترای علم اطلاعات و دانش شناسی،مرکز تحقیقات غدد، پژوهشکده غدد درون ریز و متابولیسم، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایران
3 لیسانس آموزش زبان انگلیسی. دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی، تهران، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aim: Physical damage, due to unfavorable environmental conditions and inappropriate posture, can lead to decreased efficiency, decreased work productivity, and high costs for the individual and for the organization. Medical librarians have neuromuscular disorders that are due to prolonged sitting or carrying books or failure to observe ergonomic principles. The present present study focuses on the analysis and comparison of neuromuscular problems between librarians working at Medical universities in Tehran.
Materials and Methods: In the current descriptive and cross-sectional study, data was collected using administration of a reliable and valid questionnaire among all librarians employed at the three medical universities of Tehran, Iran, and Shahid Beheshti, all located in Tehran.
Results: The population consisted of 19.8% of men and 80.2% of women. A total of 46.6% of librarians were engaged in daily exercise, while 53.4% did not do any not exercise. Also, 24.6% of the participants had to refer to a physician because of pain and 33.3% of them used medical rest. In addition, 35.4% believed that the light at the workplace was appropriate. Most areas of the pain were related to pain in the neck, knees, and back. Most reports of pain was related to medical librarians in the medical university of Iran.
Conclusion: The older and more experienced the librarians become, the more muscular and skeletal disorders they experience. The reason can probably be due to the increase in experience. lack of appropriate mobility, and lack of aiding devices while moving the books at the workplace.