Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among bus conductors in Nagpur city: An observational study

Authors : Priyanka K Deshmukh, Animesh R Shende, Pooja M Akhtar

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijnmhs.2021.010

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Year : 2021

Page No : 55-60

Introduction: A wide range of inflammatory and degenerative conditions affecting muscles, tendons, joints, peripheral nerves, are categorized as “musculoskeletal disorders” (MSDs). Exposure to vibration and noises, the varying climatic conditions and the standing posture needs to be considered as a stress factor contributing to his/her health status. As conductors do constant work for 5 to 6 hours with 1-2 breaks in between while working they are constantly exposed to vibrational forces.
Aim: To assess the musculoskeletal problems in bus conductors of Nagpur city.
Objective: To assess the musculoskeletal problems in bus conductors in last one year (based on site of musculoskeletal problem using Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire).
Materials and Methodology: It was an observational study conducted on 100 bus conductors between age group of 20-50 years working with Nagpur Mahanagar Parivahan Limited (NMPL-AAPLI BUS). Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire was used to assess musculoskeletal pain at various regions of body.
Results and Conclusion: The most commonly affected area was knee joint (37%) followed by lower back (17%) and ankles/feet (11%).

Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorders,Bus conductors,Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire.

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