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Hooshyar A, Halvani G, Fallah H, Zare H, Zeraatkar S. Musculoskeletal Disorders and Correctional Measures in the Gardeners of Estahban, 2017. tkj. 2019; 11 (1) :18-31
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1002-en.html
Health Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Estahban, Iran.
Abstract:   (1870 Views)
Introduction: Agriculture is one of the high-risk occupations, and musculoskeletal disorders are an integral part of this occupation and major farmers suffer from these disorders. The purpose of this study is Correctional measures in Estahban. In the next step, to assess the risk, only those who were working in Estahban (n=95) were examined. The methods for evaluating were PATH and QEC. Data were analyzed by SPSS software using McNemar and Wilcoxon tests before and after the intervention.
Method:  This descriptive-analytic, cross-sectional and observational study was carried out at Workers in Estahban. People in the study in a simple random sampling method, 170 subjects were selected
Results: Of the 95 (55.9%) of the workers, only the worker in the fig garden. Ergonomic interventions can be used as a remedial strategy and to be up right  some of  the problems of this group of farmers and 75 people (44.1%) were work also  by other businesses. Sixteen (9.4%) were single and 154 (90.6%) were married, mean age was 47.5 ± 14.4 years and work experience was 26.4 ± 14.4. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in the organs was significantly different from the pre-intervention (P <0.001). The risk level of the PATH method before and after the intervention was less than 0.05. In the QEC method, the mean of total pre and post test scores was 94.36 ± 16.09 and 52.63 ± 18.16, respectively.
Conclusion: Ergonomic interventions can be used as a corrective action and to reveal the problems and effects of musculoskeletal disorders in this group of farmers.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2019/02/17 | Accepted: 2019/07/7 | Published: 2020/04/14

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