Gastroenterologists are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries. This survey aims to assess the prevalence of MSK injuries in Canadian endoscopy practice in order to identify the needs in ergonomics and training.

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* 1. How would you describe yourself?

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* 2. Please indicate your age

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* 3. In which province do you hold your current practice?

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* 4. Number of years of endoscopy practice (including training)

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* 5. Average number of hours of endoscopy practice per week

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* 6. What percentage of time per week do you spend on the following types of endoscopy?

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* 7. For each site of discomfort, rate the intensity (light, moderate, severe) and frequency (occasional, frequent, constant)

  Light Moderate Severe Occasional Frequent Constant
Head
Neck
Back
Hip

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* 8. For each site of discomfort, rate the intensity (light, moderate, severe) and frequency (occasional, frequent, constant)

  Light Moderate Severe Occasional Frequent Constant
Shoulder (Right)
Shoulder (Left)
Elbow (Right)
Elbow (Left)
Wrist (Right)
Wrist (Left)
Hand (Right)
Hand (Left)
Finger (Right hand - except thumb)
Finger (Left hand - except thumb)
Thumb (Right)
Thumb (Left)
Knee(Right)
Knee (Left)
Ankle (Right)
Ankle (Left)
Foot (Right)
Foot (Left)

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* 9. What is the usual position of the endoscopic tower?

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* 10. What is the position and height of the monitor screen

  Higher than eye level At eye level Lower than eye level
Directly in front of me
At an angle

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* 11. Do you use an anti-fatigue mat?

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* 12. Do you use an ergonomic chair?

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* 13. Did you participate in a SEE Program - CSI Course? (Colonoscopy Skills Improvement)

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* 14. Did you participate in a SEE Program - TET Course? (Train the Endoscopy Trainer)

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* 15. Did you need to change your practice or reduce the number of procedures secondary to musculoskeletal pain?

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* 16. Did you take specific actions to correct discomforts caused by the practice of endoscopy?

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