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Ergonomic Assessment Using RULA Technique in Determining the Relationship between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Ergonomic Conditions for Administrative Jobs in a Military Center
Gholamhossein Pourtaghi, Ali Akbar Karimi Zarchi, Firouz Valipour *, Alireza Assari
Occupational Health Department, Faculty of Health, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , firouzvalipour@gmail.com
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Aims: This study has considered the relationship between RULA ergonomic assessment score and musculoskeletal disorder syndrome in the administrative personnel of a military center.

Methods: In this descriptive study, the risk of musculoskeletal disorders among 145 male military personnel working in administrative departments were investigated using ergonomic evaluation RULA method and medical examinations. Analysis was conducted with SPSS 17 software.

Results: There was a significant relationship between the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic assessment factor of RULA (P=0.016) and also wrist disorders (P=0.049). In addition, the mean of BMI for the employees was 25.57, meaning that about 58% of them were overweight.

Conclusion: The RULA ergonomic Assessment techniques can be used to predict musculo­skeletal disorders and obesity among military personnel working in the office of military centers.

Keywords: Ergonomics, Administrative Jobs, Musculoskeletal Disorders, RULA
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2014/02/25 | Accepted: 2015/11/19 | Published: 2015/12/21
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Pourtaghi G, Karimi Zarchi A A, Valipour F, Assari A. Ergonomic Assessment Using RULA Technique in Determining the Relationship between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Ergonomic Conditions for Administrative Jobs in a Military Center. J Mil Med. 2015; 17 (3) :155-162
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