Assessment of Frequent Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Patients Visiting the Physiothrapy OPD of Civil Hospital Quetta, Pakistan: A Cross Sectional Survey
Keywords:Frequent, Physiotherapy, Work Related, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Quetta, Pakistan.
Background: Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) are the sort of disorders which involves
soft tissues. The involvement of soft tissues can be due to the over use, restlessness and improper use. The
main target of WRMSD are working indicuduals.it may cause muscle strain, ligament strain, tendon strain,
tendentious and bursitis.
Methods: The cross section survey was conducted and data was collected from July to October 2018 from
civil hospital Quetta, Pakistan. A self-constructed proforma was used among the 97 patients who meet the
inclusion and exclusion criteria and Spss version 23 was used.
Results: The majority (n=49, 50.5%) were belongs to age group of 21 to 35 and were (n=51, 52.6%) were
male. In marital status majority (n=64, 66%) were married. In involvement of part majority (n=28, 28.9%)
were suffering from lower back problem. After checking the type of injury (n=48, 49.5%) were suffering
from muscular strain. In the context of onset of injury majority (N=41, 42.3%) were experienced their
Conclusion: The study finalized that WRMSD is most common in working individuals especially in older
and females. The WRMDS puts heavy burden on the society, annually. As the participants who belongs to
low socio economic status are more vulnerable for WRMDS.
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