Townie® Poll

Work-related health problems

Poll conducted from 5/3/2017 To 5/29/2017

Have you had any work-related health problems?
205 total votes
82%
Yes
18%
No, (if you answered 'no', then you need not continue to complete this poll)
How long have you been practising clinical dental hygiene?
62 total votes
6%
Less than 5 years
6%
5-10 years
3%
10-15 years
5%
15-20 years
79%
Over 20 years
Did you learn about ergonomics in Hygiene School?
62 total votes
50%
No
50%
Yes
Did you learn to do hand exercises, neck and back stretches in hygiene school?
60 total votes
15%
Yes
85%
No
What type of work -related health problem have you had?
60 total votes
83%
A musculoskeletal problem?
5%
Stress -related?
3%
An adverse reaction to a material in the workplace?
8%
Other
If it is musculoskeletal, which area was affected? Check all that apply
57 total votes
23%
Hand
11%
Arm
14%
Shoulder
33%
Neck
19%
Back
After how many years of practice did health issues occur?
61 total votes
26%
Less than 5 years
15%
5-10 years
20%
10-15 years
15%
15-20 years
25%
Over 20 years
Did it cause you to take extended time off work?
61 total votes
20%
Yes
80%
No
If yes, how much time did you have to take off?
15 total votes
60%
Less than three months
7%
3-6 months
20%
6-12 months
13%
More than 12 months
What treatment was required? Check all that apply
56 total votes
29%
Massage therapy
29%
Physiotherapy
5%
Medication
14%
Surgery
23%
Other therapies
Has this health issue caused you to reduce your working hours long-term?
59 total votes
47%
Yes
53%
No
Has this health issue caused you to retire?
61 total votes
11%
Yes
89%
No
What measures do you think might have helped to prevent your health issue?
57 total votes
5%
Ergonomic instrument handles
21%
More use of ultrasonic instrumentation
12%
Loupes
18%
A different operator chair/stool
11%
A different delivery system
33%
Other

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