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