Status of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Female Students: A cross sectional study from Izeh, Iran
AimsOne of unhealthy behaviours that can be leading to musculoskeletal pain and discomfort in students is keeping inappropriate posture of the vertebra column, posture of sitting on bench or behind computer, and also improper carrying of backpacks. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the status of musculoskeletal pains and disorders of female students in the schools of izeh ,Ahvaze , Iran.
Method and InstrumentsIn this descriptive-analytical study, 146 female students from two schools at this city were selected through simple random sampling. In order to evaluate musculoskeletal discomforts and pains, a Nordic Musculiskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) was used and a also body map was used to determine the location of pain. Data analysis was performed, using SPSS software.
Findingstotally, 146 female students were examined. According the results, the majority of the students felt pain in their back ( 27.40%) and shoulder (26.03%) respectively. However, least rate of feeling torment was related with elbow (5.48%).
ConclusionMusculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) are clearly seen in female students . This study recommended doing more studies regarding the causes of these disorders . Furthermore, designing appropriate clinical/ educational intervention regarding keeping right posture of vertebra column is garanteed.
International Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain prevention, Volume:4 Issue:1, 2019
132 - 136
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