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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


ZAMORA-CHAVEZ, Sara C.; VASQUEZ-ALVA, Rolando; LUNA-MUNOZ, Consuelo  and  CARVAJAL-VILLAMIZAR, Lina Luz. Factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders in cleaning workers of the emergency service of a tertiary hospital. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.388-396. ISSN 1814-5469.


Musculoskeletal disorders are health problems that can lead to disability.


To determine the factors associated with the presence of musculoskeletal disorders in cleaning workers in the emergency service of the Edgardo Rebagliati Martins National Hospital, 2019.


Descriptive, observational, cross-sectional retrospective with a quantitative approach. The survey technique was used and the instrument was the Standard Nordic Questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied.


129 participants, female (82.95%); median age 43 years, height 1.55m, overweight or obese (57.37%), secondary or higher education (93.80%), originating in the interior of the country (37.21%) and from Lima; 32 years lived in Lima, the median working time was 18 months, 43.41% worked in the morning and 9.30% worked in more than one place (9.30%). They presented musculoskeletal pain 93.02%, pain in more than one area 75.97%, low back pain 65.12%, back pain 47.29%, neck pain (37.21%) and elbow / forearm pain 13, 18%. Only in the bivariate analysis, the working time was significant for the presence of pain (p value=0.009).


After performing the adjusted analysis, no factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders were found.

Keywords : Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena; Musculoskeletal Pain; Low Back Pain; Surveillance of the Workers Health (Source: MeSH NLM).

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