The Correlation between Body Mass Index and Lifting Frequency with Low Back Pain Complaints on Rice Transport Workers in Warehouse of Perum BULOG Subdivre Pematangsiantar

Authors

  • Ita Riyana Limbong1 , Noeroel Widajati2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13576

Keywords:

body mass index, lifting frequency, low back pain complaints

Abstract

Introduction: Rice transport workers are at risk for Low Back Pain (LBP) complaints because their work
is lifting heavy loads repeatedly and affected by individual characteristics. This research aimed to analyze
the strength of the correlation between body mass index and lifting frequency with LBP complaints on rice
transport workers in Perum BULOG Pematangsiantar Subdivre.
Methods: This type of research was an observational research with a cross sectional design. The sampling
technique used total populated sampling with 30 respondents. The variables researched included body mass
index, lifting frequency, and LBP complaints.
Data were collected by observation, filling out research questionnaires, and Nordic Body Map (NBM). The
data analysis used was the Spearman correlation.
Results: The strength of the correlation between body mass index with low back pain complaints had a value
of r = 0.203, the strength of the correlation between the lifting frequency with low back pain complaints had
a value of r = 0.415.
Conclusion: Body mass index with LBP complaints had a weak and positive correlation. The lifting
frequency with LBP complaints had a moderate and positive corelation.

Author Biography

Ita Riyana Limbong1 , Noeroel Widajati2

1
Student of Public Health Bachelor Program, Public Health Faculty, Airlangga University, 60115, Surabaya, East
Java, Indonesia, 2
Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Faculty, Airlangga, University,
60115, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Ita Riyana Limbong1 , Noeroel Widajati2. (2020). The Correlation between Body Mass Index and Lifting Frequency with Low Back Pain Complaints on Rice Transport Workers in Warehouse of Perum BULOG Subdivre Pematangsiantar. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1168-1174. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13576