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Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Women Pediatric Physiotherapist in Surat

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 1)

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Page : 63-66

Keywords : Work-related musculoskeletal disorders; Physiotherapists;

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Background: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders were the most significant issues in worldwide. Physiotherapists are known to be prone to work-related musculoskeletal disorders but its prevalence among paediatric physiotherapists in Surat city has not yet been reported. Aim of the study: To determine current prevalence of MSDs among women paediatric physiotherapists in Surat. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional survey were collecting 126 samples but after screening considered 116 samples of paediatric physiotherapists to find out musculoskeletal problems among them. Nordic questionnaire were given to PTs from different region of Surat city that detect the musculoskeletal disorders. Data were analysed using Excel database 2007. Result: The study reported that there was high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among women paediatric physiotherapist in neck pain was 41.37 %, upper back pain was 31.03 % and lower back pain was 31.03 %. Musculoskeletal injuries are considered one of the largest health problem among paediatric physiotherapists, because the nature of the work that therapists expose themselves to have a high risk of pain. Age, work experience and work hours are the main factors considered in this study. Conclusion: There was high prevalence of MSDs among women paediatric physiotherapists in Surat. Further research is required to boost up effective preventive measurement of disorders and correct ergonomics. Keywords: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, Physiotherapists

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