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RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 804-807


Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among traffic wardens in Lahore, Pakistan

Taimoor Sajjad, Hassan Jameel, Muhammad Qasim Idrees.

Abstract
Objective: To find the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among traffic wardens in Lahore.
Methodology: Study was descriptive case series and convenient sampling technique was used. Sample size was 243 from the population of 3000 wardens. Sample size was calculated from Rao soft. Data were collected from the different offices of the wardens of Lahore by using Nordic questionnaire.
Results: During last 12 months, 38.3% respondents suffered from low back pain and 36.6% had pain in ankle and foot. Least number of respondents experienced wrist/hands and elbow pain (6.2%). 15.2% respondents with low back pain had a difficulty in performing daily activities and then ankle/feet that cause difficulty in 12.3%. Elbows were least responsible in carrying out activities. 9.9% had seen physician for lower back, 8.2% have seen for neck pain and 0.8% has seen for elbows, wrist and hands. 17.3% said they had trouble in ankle feet, 16.9% said that they had trouble in lower back only; 1.2% had trouble in elbows during last 7 days.
Conclusion: Most of the respondents suffered from low back pain, ankles and feet pain, shoulder and thigh pain. This was due to prolong standing and working times.

Key words: Musculoskeletal, traffic wardens, work related injuries.


 
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