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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among non-healthcare working population in different gender at Selangor


Author(s): Rajan Balakrishnan, Martin Ebenezer Chellappan, Emalatha Changalai

Abstract: Title: Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among non-healthcare working population in different gender at Selangor.
Background: Musculoskeletal disorders were reported to occur in some industries and occupations with rates more than three or four times higher than the average rate across all industries. Most of the study has been done among healthcare population and results shows higher rate of prevalence. Meanwhile, very less surveys has been done on WRMSD among non-healthcare working population.
Objective: To determine the prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders among non-healthcare working population in different gender at Selangor.
Method: A self administered questionnaire was distributed to 300 subjects through convenient sampling method at 6 offices, 3 companies and 4 schools around Selangor. 240 subjects were responded to the questionnaire. Out of 240 subjects, 176 subjects has been included in this study and 20 subjects eliminated due to incomplete answers in questionnaires and 44 subjects excluded because they doesn’t meet the inclusion criteria. The questionnaires of 176 subjects has been analysed and tabulated according to gender differences.
Result: This study found that, the prevalence of WRMDs is significantly high among non-healthcare working population (77.3%) and women were reported to have more complaints of pain than men (78.8% vs. 74.6%).
Conclusion: This study concluded that there is high prevalence of WRMDs among non-healthcare working population. Musculoskeletal disorders have negative impact on job performance and leisure activities.


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How to cite this article:
Rajan Balakrishnan, Martin Ebenezer Chellappan, Emalatha Changalai. Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among non-healthcare working population in different gender at Selangor. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(2): 30-34.
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