Assessment Mental Health and Musculoskeletal Disorders among Military Personnel in Bandar Abbas (Iran) in 2016

Mehdi Ashnagar, Aioob Ghanbary Sartang, Ehsanollah Habibi


Musculoskeletal disorders represent a major issue in the military setting. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental disorders (MSD) are a major cause of disability in the working population. Musculoskeletal disorders and premature tiredness caused by work are arisen from incompatible individual work capacity and job demands. Physical and psychology condition may lead to the generation, amplification musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental health disorders are high in military personnel. The purpose of this study was Assessment Mental Health and musculoskeletal disorders in military personnel. In this cross-sectional study 70 personnel military participated in May 2016. Cornell Questionnaire and Mental health inventory (MHI-28) were used for data gathering. Finally, Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 20, descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation test and One Way Anova test. The findings of the current study showed that personnel situation of mental health were in moderate condition (56.01±13.3). Results Cornell Questionnaire showed that the most of musculoskeletal disorders were respectively in the back (46%), shoulder (34%) and wrist (31%). Also Pearson correlation test showed significantly associated between musculoskeletal disorders and mental health (r=0.72) (p-value=0.001). One Way Anova test showed that with increase age (p<0.01) and work experience (p<0.01) increased musculoskeletal disorders. Finally, One Way Anova test showed that with increase age (p<0.02) and work experience (p<0.02) mental health became worse. The finding of this research showed that musculoskeletal disorders and mental health disorders had high prevalence among military personnel and should intervention action need conduct for decrease this disorder. Also attention for maintaining and improving the health of these members must be considered.


Mental Health, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Military Individuals

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