Open Access Research Article Article ID: AMM-5-128

    Prevalence and patient characterization of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in patients visiting the physical therapy department in Karachi, Pakistan

    Aadil Ameer Ali*, Fayaz Chandio, Sana Naqi, Naseebullah Shaikh, Shahmeer Chandio, Muhammad Kumail, Shahzeen Chandio and Shanza Iqbal

    Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) are the sort of disorders which involves soft tissues. The involvement of soft tissues can be due to the over use, restlessness and improper use. The main target of WRMSD are working indicuduals.it may cause muscle strain, ligament strain, tendon strain, tendinitis and bursitis. The cross section survey was conducted and data was collected from July to October 2018 from Jinnah Post graduate medical Centre Karachi, Pakistan. A self-constructed proforma was used among the 194 patients who meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria and Spss version 23 was used. The majority (n=98, 50.5%) were belongs to age group of 21 to 35 and were (n=102, 52.6%) were male. In marital status majority (n=128, 66%) were married. In involvement of part majority (n=56, 28.9%) were suffering from lower back problem. After checking the type of injury (n=56, 49.5%) were suffering from muscular strain. In the context of onset of injury majority (n=82, 42.3%) were experienced their problem suddenly. The study finalized that WRMSD is most common in working individuals especially in older and females. The WRMDS puts heavy burden on the society, annually. As the participants who belongs to low socio economic status are more vulnerable for WRMDS.


    Published on: Oct 27, 2021 Pages: 19-22

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/amm.000028
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