IJPR.2016.194

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 1 (February 2017)

Page No.: 1807-1811

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2016.194

PREVALENCE AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AMONG ACADEMICIANS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION

Aishwarya Mahadik, Neha Bajpai, Garima Sharma *, D.S.Rathore.

Department of Biotechnology, Govt Kamla Raja Girls PG (Auto) College, Gwalior, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Garima Sharma, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. Kamla Raja Girls PG (Auto) College, Gwalior, India. E-Mail: sharmagarima_s@rediffmail.com

ABSTRACT:

Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most commonly occurring life style related disease which significantly affect the quality of life. Other than age, body mass, nutritional factors and joint injuries, the occupation related stress and load also have substantial effect of this disease. In the present paper we have conducted a survey on Musculoskeletal diseases among academicians of our college and presented the results after statistical analysis.  A Nordic based questionnaire modified suitably for this study was used. The results suggested a higher prevalence of neck and lower back pain among all faculties.  The correlation studies suggested a higher positive relationship between joint pain and professional factors like prolonged standing, long term use of computers etc,  which was even higher than effect of age and body weight.

Key words: Musculoskeletal disorders, Nordic questionnaire, Arthritis, Static load.

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Cite this article: Aishwarya Mahadik, Neha Bajpai, Garima Sharma, D.S.Rathore. PREVALENCE AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AMONG ACADEMICIANS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(1):1807-1811. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.194
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