Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in school teachers
Author(s): Jyoti Kataria, Shilpa Jain
Abstract: Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) represent one of the most common and most expensive occupational health problems in both developed and developing countries. School teachers represent an occupational group among which there appears to be a high prevalence of MSD. The work of a teacher does not only involve teaching students, but also preparing lessons, assessing students’ work and being involved in the extracurricular activities such as sports. Aims and objective: To study the prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in School teachers. Methodology: A total of 120 teachers participated in the research. The Nordic Questionnaire was used to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in School Teachers. Results: The major findings of this study demonstrated that there is highly significant prevalence of shoulder pain, neck pain and Upper back pain. Conclusion: From this study, it is concluded that the prevalence of shoulder joint is significantly higher in Primary School Teachers. neck pain and upper back pain is relatively seen on a higher side in School Teachers.