Occupational health status of High School teachers in Tirur educational District ws.r. to musculoskeletal disorders –A Cross sectional study
Keywords:High School Teachers, Musculoskeletal disorders, Occupational health, Government School, Aided schools, Kerala
A cross sectional study was carried out among 140 high school teachers selected from 4 sub educational districts of Tirur educational district through multistage sampling. Both sexes were included in the study. The tool used for the study was Dutch musculoskeletal questionnaire and filled up by personal interview. The data obtained was statistically analyzed by using Chi square test, Yates correction and Fisher’s exact test. Most reported musculoskeletal complaints were knee pain (43%), shoulder pain (34%), Lower back pain (23%) and ankle pain (22%). This study shows that musculoskeletal disorders are prevalent among high school teachers of Tirur educational district. Musculoskeletal disorders are associated with factors such as age, gender and occupational factors such as prolonged standing and overtime work.
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