Acta Med. 2019, 62: 6-11

Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Symptoms Among Czech Dental Students. Part 2: The Predictive Value of Digital Assessment

Martin Kapitána, Nela Pilbauerováa, Lenka Vavřičkováa, Zdeňka Šustováa, Stanislav Machačb,c

aDepartment of Dentistry, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, and University Hospital Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
bDepartment of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Charles University, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, and Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
cInstitute of Sports Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

Received November 29, 2018
Accepted April 1, 2019

This article is the second part of an evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) prevalence among dental students. As the majority of complaints are in the back region, there is an endeavor to analyze objectively the disorders in this region. One of the non-invasive and non-radiation methods is the spinal curve mapping using the Spinal Mouse® device (Idiag AG, Fehraltorf, Switzerland). The aim of this study was to determine a correlation between subjectively described complaints and the results of an objective examination of the spine using the Spinal Mouse® device. Information about the participants is given in the first part of the article. All the participants were examined with the Spinal Mouse® device in several body positions. Further, the Matthiass test was performed to evaluate neuromuscular stabilization of the axial skeleton in static conditions. Musculoskeletal pain occurred more often in students who had a higher range of motion (ROM) and had worse static stabilization of spine. Other assessed factors or measured parameters did not have any influence on musculoskeletal pain. Some of the parameters measured with the Spinal Mouse® device showed a correlation with the prevalence of musculoskeletal.


The study was financially supported by the Charles University’s programme PROGRES Q40/13.


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