Evaluation of scapular dyskinesis and ergonomic risk level in office workers


ÖZDEMİR F. , Toy S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10803548.2020.1757307
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS

Özet

Purpose. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between ergonomic risk level and scapular dyskinesis in office workers.Methods. This cross-sectional study included office workers aged 20-65 years. A lateral scapular slide test (LSST) was used to evaluate scapular dyskinesis, and the quick exposure check (QEC) method was used to analyze the ergonomic risk level.Results. In all, 37 (45.7%) participants were men and 44 (54.3%) participants were women. Of the participants with scapular dyskinesis in any of the three LSST positions, 10.3% had low, 20.6% had medium, 30.9% had high and 37.9% had very high ergonomic risk level (p = 0.001). A low, positive linear correlation was observed between ergonomic risk level and LSST-1, LSST-2 and LSST-3 values.Conclusion. These results indicate that patients with scapular dyskinesis have a high ergonomic risk level. We believe that our work will serve as a foundation for intervention studies assessing ergonomic risk management.