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“Anthropometric Estimation of Bangladeshis living in three different areas”.

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dc.contributor.author Khan, Murad Hossain
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-07T08:35:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-07T08:35:20Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/146
dc.description Dissertation (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy), Bangladesh Health Professions Institute, CRP 2014-12-07 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The word “anthropometry” is derived from the Greek word “anthropo” meaning “human” and the Greek word “metron” meaning “measure” (Ulajaszek 1994). The anthropometry is the science of measuring the human body & its parts (Akhter et al. 2009). The adult persons are the main productive source of any country. In Bangladesh adults are mostly working people & they mostly work in the industrial section. But in Bangladesh there is no appropriate anthropometry data for adult persons. Anthropometry is the key factor of work place design. Anthropometric data is very important for product design, machine design & other applications (Lin et al. 2004). So the study was important to conduct for ergonomics intervention. Aim: To determine the anthropometric measurements for Bangladeshis aged between 18 and 60 years in 37 body dimensions. Methods & Materials: The cross sectional survey method was used to carry out the research aim and objectives. The study was carried out in Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP) & two convenience place in Bangladesh (Chandpur & Chittagong). Total one hundred fifteen (115) participants was selected for complete the research. The convenience sampling procedure was used throughout the process of participant’s selection. Result & Discussion: The T-test showed that the stature, eye height standing, shoulder height standing, elbow height standing, hip height standing, knuckle height standing, fingertip height standing, sitting shoulder height, sitting knee height, sitting popliteal height, shoulder-elbow length, elbow-fingertip length, overhead grip reach sitting, overhead grip reach standing, arm length vertical, downward grip length, abdomen depth sitting, buttock-knee depth sitting, buttock-popliteal depth sitting, shoulder breadth (bideltoid), span, head breadth, hand length, hand breadth, foot length & weight differences in means were statistically significant (P <0.05). The present research found that male body dimension means are higher than the female body dimensions measurements means except sitting elbow length, Chest depth, Hip breadth, sitting, Head length and Head breadth. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of Occupational Therapy, Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) en_US
dc.subject Anthropometric data en_US
dc.subject Body Dimension en_US
dc.subject Bangladeshi population en_US
dc.title “Anthropometric Estimation of Bangladeshis living in three different areas”. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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