Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Hindu Priests: A Cross Sectional StudyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2020-11-05
Authors : Hardini Prajapati; Anushri Thakkar;
Page : 1147-1148
Keywords : Nordic questionnaire; musculoskeletal disorders; Hindu priests;
Background: Generally Hindu priests are doing work like pooja, havan in sitting position for prolonged duration /time. They are constantly in forward leaning position without any back support. So there is high risk of musculoskeletal disorder. Aim: To assess prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among Hindu Priests. Method: Nordic questionnaire was filled up by Hindu Priests. Result: study is going on Data of 35 subjects are analyzed prevalence of MSD is 62.8 % in lower back 48.5 % in shoulder 8.5 % in wrist/hand 14.2 % in upper back 14.2 % knees 25.7 % ankle/feet 5.7 %. Conclusion From this study we concluded that there was medium prevalence of work relayed MSD (62.8 %) as per Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire.
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