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Tabriz University of Medical Sciences , nazari_j@yahoo.com
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Background : regards body and mental mutually influence to each other, and the health of these two categories include integrity and human health, This study aimed to investigate the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and general health among employees of a soft drinks industry.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 80 workers from a soft drinks factory were selected on the basis of census which has more than a year working experience. Measuring devices containing demographic data collection questionnaire, GHQ-28 questionnaire and body map chart to record musculoskeletal disorders in different areas of the body. Data were analyzed using SPSS16 software.

Results: The results showed that the highest prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms was found in the neck (27.56%) and lower back region (25.5%) during the past 12 months. Age, BMI, years of experience, daily working hours, and shift work are a risk factor for body's organs musculoskeletal disorders, especially the lower back. Most employees surveyed were in a dubious status in public health (4.47 ± 25.89). People were not desirable in terms of physical health, anxiety and social dysfunction. Also, there was a significant relationship between anxiety symptoms with foot pain and depressive symptoms and back pain.

Conclusion: The results of this study show that there is a significant relationship between general health with musculoskeletal disorders in the lower back and legs.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Ergonomics