The Relationship of Age, Working Periode, and Work Attitude with Complaints of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on Workers in the Sumenep Batik Industry Indonesia
Keywords:carpal tunnel syndrome, working periode, work attitude, worker in batik
Making batik pattern is a job involving hand pinning the canting spout (a small metal cup with a wooden handle) and bending. Unnatural working position for a long time can cause a variety of health problems to workers, one of which is the hands. This can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) which is closely related to repeated and excessive use of hands. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship of age, working periode and work attitude with complaints of carpal tunnel syndrome on workers in the Sumenep Batik Industry. This study is an analytical research using observational methods and through a cross sectional approach. The population in the study were all worker in batik who worked using canting. The sample was 32 workers out of 47 workers in the population. Data was collected using interview, questionnaires, panel tests, and work attitude measurements using the RULA observation sheet. The results showed that 68.8% of respondents experienced complaints of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The majority of CTS complaints were from respondents aged 36-45 years, working for more than 10 years, and having high risk work attitude. The conclusion is that there is a relationship between age, working period and work attitude with CTS complaints. Industrial owners are expected to prepare the same number of melted-wax pan and the workers, so that the workers will have more ergonomic work attitudes. Workers are suggested to take short breaks, do CTS exercises, to immediately visit to the nearest health center if they experience CTS complaints
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