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Title: An epidemiological study of health problems in the occupational community of `bus drivers in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Author: Sadri, Gholam Hossein
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 5560
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1993
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This thesis is an epidemiological study that investigates the impact of the social, psychological and physical factors on bus `drivers' health, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, specifically around the regions of Hamadan and Yazd. The availability of proper health care to this group is also discussed. The epidemiological study of intercity `bus drivers' health problems is an important aspect of this thesis. Therefore, 219 `bus drivers were chosen from the two mentioned areas and the comparison between `bus drivers and 236 office workers was made. The results of the survey have indicated that the most prevalent health problems among `bus drivers are musculoskeletal diseases, ulcer & hyperacidity, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. The results have also indicated that there is a significant association between the `bus drivers who have been involved in `bus accidents and those who have been most affected by Low Back Pain; Back Pain; Leg Pain; Neck Pain; Hypertension; Migraine. A model of `bus drivers' diseases due to risk factors and `bus accidents was presented. From the results it can be concluded that working conditions are the main cause of health problems among `bus drivers and are directly related to their health. In the light of the data collected, and the results therefrom, recommendations are put forward to address some of the fundamental problems and their solutions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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