Cross-Sectional Study to Evaluate Pattern and Risk Factors among School Teachers
Keywords:Pain, Risk factors, School teachers.
Objective: To evaluate the pattern and risk factors of musculoskeletal pain by using Nordic musculoskeletal
Method: A total 50 participants were recruited using cross-sectional study. The data was obtained by using
modified musculoskeletal questionnaire, analyzed using descriptive statistics for frequency and percentage.
Results: This study comprised 70% of females and 30% of males between the ages of 25-60 years. The
finding showed that the most common musculoskeletal pain included shoulder pain (14%), low back pain
(16%) and knee (14%). The factors of musculoskeletal pain are working hours/day, prolong standing,
overhead activity and working posture.
Conclusion: According to this study shoulder pain, low back pain and knee pain is common pain sites
among school teachers. The factors of musculoskeletal pain are working hours/day, overhead activities,
prolong standing and working posture.