Incidence Rate and Related Factors of Occupational Injuries Among Veterinarians of Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals in Bangkok

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นภัฐมณ มโนรัตน์ สุนทร ศุภพงษ์

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     This descriptive study was conducted to determine the incidence rate and the factors which related to occupational injuries among veterinarians in veterinary clinics and hospitals in Bangkok from November 2015 to October 2016. The self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 527 veterinarians in each veterinary clinic/hospital and response rate was 74.9 percent. The results found that incidence rate of occupational injuries among these veterinarians were 280 times per million man-hours and 56.22 events per 100 full-time veterinarians. The most site of injury was hand. Abrasion and laceration were the most common injuries. Dog and cat bites were the most cause of injuries. Diagnostic process was the major activity associated with injury. Sixty-nine percent of this sample required physician treatment and 56.03 percent of this sample had work restriction. Factors related with occupational injuries were age, BMI, hour of sleep less than 7 hours, allergic rhinitis, taking drowsy pills, irregular exercise pattern, type of practice, year in practice, working time more than 40 hours per week, safety training required, insufficient assistants, uncaring animal restraint, not using safety bin, inadequate animal restrained equipment and
inadequate ambient light. According to the results from this research, the incidence rate of occupational injury among veterinarians could be reduced by appropriated adjustment of working and resting period, increasing awareness and knowledge transfer experienced. Moreover, working area should be properly prepared.

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มโนรัตน์น, ศุภพงษ์ส. Incidence Rate and Related Factors of Occupational Injuries Among Veterinarians of Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals in Bangkok. Journal of Preventive Medicine Association of Thailand [Internet]. 24Sep.2018 [cited 19Feb.2019];8(2):281-96. Available from: https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPMAT/article/view/147174
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