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Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorder among the Hand Loom Workers

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dc.contributor.author Hossain, Akhter
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-29T09:52:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-29T09:52:58Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/235
dc.description This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Physiotherapy 2016, Bangladesh Health Professions Institute, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: en_US
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT A cross sectional study was carried out prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder among the hand loom worker. The study was conducted from January to May 2016. Respondents (N=230) were interviewed with a semi-structured questionnaire. In this study the mean age of the respondent was 35.73; (SD=±11.602). Majority of the respondents were in adolescent age and maximum respondents (85.2%) were married. Educational level of respondents more than one third (43.5%) belong to primary level. and monthly income average was 9023.91 ;( SD=±2792.675). Most of (37.8%) were in Taka 8001-10000 and minimum monthly incomes were 21.8% in Taka ≤6000. Duration of working in the handloom 23.9% in 11-15 years and almost handloom workers (32.2%) were working in their 13-14 hours. The risk of developing musculoskeletal disorder pain was most of 61.3% respondents were 7-8 hours daily time spending sitting, (78.3%) standing at work. Most of 54.8% times with the increase in amount of perceived stress and 45.5% respondents by heavy physical duty (lifting). Type of co-morbidities 4.8% had suffered diabetes 12.2% had hypertensive and 33% had arthritis and more than fifty (87.2%) had common co-morbidities. Suffering from any neurological disorder 69.4% were motor (walking) and 79.8% radiating pain sensory (lower extremity). At the present musculoskeletal disorder pain prevalence was 27.4%. They had experience more than one third (33.9%) handloom worker of suffering from 1-6 days. Considering the pain in different parts of the body, 26% had complaints of pain in the hip/things knees neck pain (10.1%), shoulders pain (17.4%), wrist pain both elbow(11.6%), lumbar spine (18.8%). Majority of 42.9% had suffered from temporary 41.2% were continuous according to shoulders, ankles, lumbar spine; cervical spine had Nature of complaints maximum continuous and Severity of complaints on movement. They had no received treatment (73.9%) because most of respondents (84.7) responses lack of money. Musculoskeletal disorder in the past (23.9%) and duration of affected 29.1% were 6-15 years similarly number. Most of respondents BMI 84.8% had normal. The relationship between daily time hours spend & lifting by participant’s musculoskeletal disorder pain were increasing and the risk of developing musculoskeletal pain was 2.75 & 1.77. The finding are each age of respondents, duration of job, sitting, lifting and work stress statistically highly significant (p=0.001). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Bangladesh Health Professions Institute, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh) en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Musculoskeletal disorders en_US
dc.subject Hand Loom Worker en_US
dc.title Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorder among the Hand Loom Workers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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