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Sidra Shafiq, Atoofa Rasheed, Bazal Bukhari, Saddam Hussain Sabri, Sadaf Jabbar


Background: Musculoskeletal system is that system which enables human or animals to move. Musculoskeletal system comprises bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. It mainly functions to support body, making movement possible and protecting vital organs. Objective: To observe the Frequency of occupation related MSD in day care workers Methodology: It was a cross sectional survey, which was held in the Day Cares.148 workers were taken in the study after matching the inclusion criteria. Collected data, entered in form of scores of the NMQ. Data was analyzed by using software SPSS version20. Results: Age distribution seen in the pie chart and frequency table shows that the age of day care workers were very from 20 years to 49 years. It was seen that in 148-day care workers there were solely females and no males. Among n=148 females, 82.4% were married and 17.6% unmarried. Daily working hours were checked, mostly servants work for 6 to 8 hours. (21.6% for 6 hours and 60% for 8 hours a day). In case of service duration 25% were working from 3 years, 19.6% from 2 years, and 12 % from 6 years and18 % from 5 years. The frequency of various musculoskeletal disorders was analyzed, 56 % participants had neck pain ,65.5% had shoulders pain,3% workers had elbows pain, 64% had wrist pain, 40% had pain in upper back,60% had pain in lower back and 90.5% workers had pain in knee joints. Association was checked by using chi square among age and risk factors of the jobs (p=0.00), age and Treating patients in day (p=0.01), age and Not enough rest breaks or pauses during the work day (p=0.03), age and Working in awkward and cramped positions (p = 0.00), age and continue to work while injured (p = 0.02). Conclusions: Rate of work induced MSK problems increased in day care center employees. it was concluded that working in bad postures in day care center had negative effect on the performance of day care workers. Servants of the day care centers have maximum chances of developing knee, lumber, shoulder and hip pain due to repeated lifting and prolong and improper sitting postures. Ergonomically modifications in the surroundings and work methodology were requested to reduce the risks. If the workers get some education or training regarding the good postures while working and their working environment settings are changed accordingly, these MSK disorders can be avoided KEYWORDS: NMQ, Day Care, MSK Disorders.


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