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Importance of ergonomics applied to dentistry in clinical students of the dental career of the University of Chimborazo

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Oscar Daniel Escobar Zabala ,
Oscar Daniel Escobar Zabala

8Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Chimborazo, Ecuador

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Annushka Malpartida Caviedes ,
Annushka Malpartida Caviedes

Universidad Andina del Cusco, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Cusco, Perú

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Verónica Cecilia Quishpi Lucero ,
Verónica Cecilia Quishpi Lucero

Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Chimborazo, Ecuador

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Marco Vinicio Moreno Rueda ,
Marco Vinicio Moreno Rueda

Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Chimborazo, Ecuador

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Pricila Calva Miñaca ,
Pricila Calva Miñaca

Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Chimborazo, Ecuador

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Giovanna Gutiérrez Gayoso ,
Giovanna Gutiérrez Gayoso

Universidad Andina del Cusco, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Cusco, Perú

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Verónica Alejandra Guamán Hernández ,
Verónica Alejandra Guamán Hernández

Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Chimborazo, Ecuador

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Carmen del Rocío Vásconez Samaniego ,
Carmen del Rocío Vásconez Samaniego

Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Chimborazo, Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: the implementation of ergonomic principles in the field of dentistry is beneficial for the personnel, assistants and patients, since it helps to facilitate an efficient and well-coordinated way of working, with costs that are adjusted to the objectives and needs of each of the parties involved.
Objective: to identify the main ergonomic risk factors of the students of the Dental Care Unit of the UNACH.
Method: this is a cross-sectional study, with a descriptive type of research, with a quantitative-qualitative approach and observational modality on the part of the researcher. The population is 120 students of the dental care unit of clinics I and IV of the National University of Chimborazo in the period October - March 2019 to 2020. We proceeded with the application of a survey using as an instrument a questionnaire of questions, this questionnaire was designed with the specific focus of inquiring about the knowledge about ergonomic risks.
Results: showed that, in spite of an acceptable knowledge, the working postures registered are mostly incorrect, which is reflected in the reported discomfort, mainly at the back level. As a contribution to the analysis, the ergonomic risk prevention protocol developed as a result of the study focused on body positions, work tools and personal protective equipment. Its implementation is aimed at improving work comfort, reducing stress and reducing injuries derived from incorrect postures during clinical interventions.

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Escobar Zabala OD, Malpartida Caviedes A, Quishpi Lucero VC, Moreno Rueda MV, Calva Miñaca P, Gutiérrez Gayoso G, Guamán Hernández VA, Vásconez Samaniego C del R. Importance of ergonomics applied to dentistry in clinical students of the dental career of the University of Chimborazo. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 22 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];4:1102. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/1102

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