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International Journal of Sports, Health and Physical Education

Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A (2024)

The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorder, neck and upper limb pain among female house-keeping workers in selected places of Bengaluru

Author(s):

Dr. Pavana and Shaonli Das

Abstract:

Background: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) are a group of painful disorders in which the work circumstance and representation of work contribute significantly to the atmosphere. WMSD is made worse or persists longer due to the work atmosphere when the exposure leading to the case is bodily displacement such as action like bending, stair up-down, crawling, reaching twisting overexertion, or continual motion. Studies showed that housekeepers are exposed to many high-risk factors for neck and upper limb musculoskeletal disorders. It occurs due to repetitive movements to the extremities and spine with extreme motions in the upper limbs; postural problems contribute to musculoskeletal injuries. They maintain the muscles in an abnormal position, tight or rigid, for a longer duration, resulting in muscle injury.
Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and neck and upper limb pain among female housekeeping workers and the correlation between N.D.I., N.M.Q., RULA and VAS.
Methods: The study included subjects between the ages of 18 to 60. Subjects were recruited based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Seventy-five subjects participated in this study after signing the informed consent form. The variables of musculoskeletal discomfort were assessed using the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, Neck Disability Index, Rapid Upper Limb Assessment and Visual Analog Scale. 
Results: There is a strong positive correlation between N.D.I. and VAS score, an intermediate positive correlation between RULA and VAS score, and a weak positive correlation between RULA and N.D.I. scores.

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International Journal of Sports, Health and Physical Education
How to cite this article:
Dr. Pavana and Shaonli Das. The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorder, neck and upper limb pain among female house-keeping workers in selected places of Bengaluru. Int. J. Sports Health Phys. Educ. 2024;6(2):01-04. DOI: 10.33545/26647559.2024.v6.i2a.137
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