Frequency of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of Lower Extremity Among Construction Workers

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Construction Workers

Authors

  • Fatima Bashir University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Waqar Afzal University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ashfaq Ahmed University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Syed Amir Gilani Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/tt.v1i1.6

Abstract

Musculoskeletal lower extremity pain constitutes one of the main professional hazards among construction workers. Because laborers require heavy lifting, repetitive bending, twisting, prolong standing and sitting in awkward position.Objective: To find out the prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders of lower extremity among construction workers. Method: A self administered questionnaire was undertaken to detect the occurrence of work related musculoskeletal disorders of lower extremity among 151 construction workers. Data was analyzed statistically by SPSS version 21.0.  Results:  Mean age of respondents was 31.13 years with only males. Hip pain prevalence was found to be 20 (13.2%), knee pain 25(16.6%) and ankle/foot pain 29(19.9%).There was significant association of lower extremity pain with age, type of occupation and p-value was less than (0.05). Conclusion: This study concluded that lower extremity musculoskeletal pain is very common among construction workers due to their nature of work.

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2020-06-30

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Bashir, F., Afzal, M. W., Ahmed, A., & Gilani, S. A. (2020). Frequency of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of Lower Extremity Among Construction Workers : Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Construction Workers. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 1(1), 12–15. https://doi.org/10.54393/tt.v1i1.6

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