Prevalencia de los síntomas musculo esqueléticos en conductores de una empresa de transporte en Bogotá, 2018 Thesis

short description

  • Postgraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • Peñaranda Suarez, Lud Karina
  • Rubio Valencia, Natalia Ines

external tutor

  • Perdomo-Hernandez, Monica
  • Varona-Uribe, Marcela


  • INTRODUCTION: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines skeletal muscle disorders (MSD) as a group of conditions that involve nerves, tendons, muscles and supporting structures, such as intervertebral discs. MSDs are a major public health problem worldwide, they affect the quality of life and cause significant morbidity and disability. Professional driving is associated with TME, its prevalence is between 35% to 60% in the neck, back, shoulders and knee / thighs in bus drivers. OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence and skeletal muscle symptoms in the drivers of a transport company in Bogotá. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 100 drivers of a transport company in Bogotá. Sociodemographic, labor variables and those related to musculoskeletal symptoms were included, which were evaluated by applying the Nordic questionnaire. In the statistical analysis the absolute frequencies and proportions and measures of central tendency and dispersion were obtained according to the nature and scale of the variables and statistical associations were measured in order to know the variables related to the event. RESULTS: The prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms was higher in the lumbar region (54%), followed by neck (31%), shoulder (28%), wrist or hand (17%) and elbow or forearm (12%). The factors that were found to be significantly associated with the prevalence of skeletal muscle symptoms were: age (p = 0.00), hours of work per day (p = 0.025), seniority in the company (p = 0.00). CONCLUSIONS: This study reported that 100% of drivers showed osteomuscular symptoms in some body segment, associated with sociodemographic (age) and labor factors (work seniority in the company, hours of work per day).

publication date

  • December 6, 2019 12:56 PM


  • Drivers
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms
  • Transport company

Document Id

  • 06df4767-f103-47a8-8168-0d3346fb7af2