De Quervain’s Disease among Motorcycle Repair Mechanics and Related Factors

Authors

  • Iwan Muhamad Ramdan
  • Adriani Nur
  • Muhammad Sultan
  • Ratno Adrianto
  • Irfansyah Baharudin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17340

Keywords:

De quervain’s desease; Motorcycle repair mechanic; age; working period; educational background; working time per day; repetitive motion.

Abstract

Introduction: Work-musculoskeletal disease is still an occupational health problem worldwide that
needs to be investigated in every different type of work.
Objectives: Identify De Quervain’s disease (DQD) prevalence on motorcycle repair mechanics and it’s
risk factors.
Methods: A cross-sectional study on 60 motorcycle repair mechanic in Samarinda city of Indonesia.
To determine DQD, a Finkelsteins test was performed. Age, education background, working period,
working time per day, and frequency of repetitive motion of the mechanic were collected by direct
interview. The number of samples using the Lemeshow formula. Phi coefficient test is applied to
identify the correlation between DQS prevalence and other parameters.
Results: the DQD prevalence of 63.3% was found, occurred in right and left hands, 36 and 24%,
respectively. It correlates significantly with age (p=0.047, r=0.346), working period (p=0.000,
r=0.861), education background (p=0.045, r=0.367), working time per day (p=0.055, r=0.616), and
frequency of repetitive motion (p=0.004, r=0.374).
Conclusions:The prevalence of DQD in motorcycle repair mechanics is quite high and requires
attention, prevention and control from stakeholders so that the prevalence does not increase.

Author Biographies

Iwan Muhamad Ramdan

Associate Professor and Head, Health and Safety Department Mulawarman University, Jl. Sambaliung, Kampus Gunung Kelua, Samarinda, Indonesia

Adriani Nur

Undergraduate Student Mulawarman University, Jl. Sambaliung, Kampus Gunung Kelua, Samarinda, Indonesia

Muhammad Sultan

Lecturer, Health and Safety Department Mulawarman University, Jl. Sambaliung, Kampus Gunung Kelua, Samarinda, Indonesia

Ratno Adrianto

Lecturer, Health and Policy Adminstration Department, Fac. Public Health, Mulawarman University, Jl. Sambaliung, Kampus Gunung Kelua, Samarinda, Indonesia

Irfansyah Baharudin


Lecturer, Epidemiology Department, Fac.Public Health, Mulawarman University, Jl. Sambaliung, Kampus Gunung Kelua, Samarinda, Indonesia

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Iwan Muhamad Ramdan, Adriani Nur, Muhammad Sultan, Ratno Adrianto, & Irfansyah Baharudin. (2021). De Quervain’s Disease among Motorcycle Repair Mechanics and Related Factors. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(1), 156–163. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17340