Relationship between Working Tenure and Working Posture with Musculoskeletal Grievance in Batik Madura Workers
Keywords:: working tenure, working posture, musculoskeletal grievance
Introduction: Batik is one of the cultural heritages of Indonesian people. Batik is the result of acculturation
of Javanese, Hindu and Islam which is written on a sheet of fabric. The process of making batik fabric
takes a long time. This condition causes many batik workers experience work related disease, such as
musculoskeletal grievance. This research aimed to analyze the relationship between working tenure and
working posture with musculoskeletal grievance in Batik Madura workers.
Methods: This research was an observational research with a cross sectional design. The research population
was all Batik Madura workers. The sample in this study was 61 Batik Madura workers. The variables
researched included working tenure, working posture and musculoskeletal grievance.
Data were collected by observation, filling out research questionnaires, and Nordic Body Map (NBM). The
data analysis used was the Spearman correlation.
Results: There was no relationship between working tenure with musculoskeletal grievance with a value of
p = 0.837 and there was relationship between working posture with musculoskeletal grievance with a value
of p = 0.000.
Conclusion: The working tenure didn’t have relationship with musculoskeletal grievance. The working
posture had a relationship with musculoskeletal grievance.
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