Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Xerox Copy Shop VendorsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : Aditi Abhay Kulkarni; Shruti Mulaokar;
Page : 654-658
Keywords : Xerox copy shop vendors; Xerography; Musculoskeletal Disorders; Photocopiers;
Background: Xerography or photocopying is an evolved technology that has been playing a crucial role at workplace in simplifying the jobs but coming with its own drawbacks and poor effects on the health of Xerox copy shop vendors. Operating the Xerox copy machine and lifting, changing the piles of papers or books requires the vendor to perform continuous neck, arm and hand movements in standing position for long durations. Also pulling - pushing, forward bending and lifting movements are required to fulfill the job demands. The vendors experience pain at various areas while performing these activities. Repetitive movements and adapted postures while working may lead to bad posture which may further increase pain in various areas. Purpose: To find out prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in Xerox copy shop vendors. Method: The observational study consists of 100 participants, chosen according to inclusion and exclusion criteria were asked to fill the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire answering in YES/NO. Results: The results showed that among 100 participants, 65% prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders is found in Xerox copy shop vendors. Highest prevalence was found in lower back 45.75% followed by ankle/feet 45.50% and neck 38.50%. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is 65% prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in Xerox copy shop vendors.
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