Volume : VIII, Issue : VI, June - 2019

Prevalence of Cumulative Trauma Disorders in Sculptors of Kumartuli,West Bengal

Mr. Pankaj Bajpai, Miss Eshani Mallick

Abstract :

BACKGROUND: Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), or repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), affect the upper extremities of many workers as they routinely perform their job. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of cumulative trauma disorder among sculptors of Kumartuli,Westbengal. STUDY DESIGN: Cross–sectional study METHODS: 100 respondents were identified and one way ANOVA was used to determine the relationship between the variables. A purposely designed questionnaire was devised by the principal author to address the aim of the study. RESULTS: The percentage of symptoms found in sculptors of Kumartuli were pain(64%), fatique(27%),stiffness(5%),none(4%).The percentage of area of symptoms found were back(31%),shoulder(19%),hand(16%),neck(11%),knee(10%),wrist(8%),none(5%). Significant relationship was found between:– • years of work and areas of symptoms of sculptors • years of work and symptoms of sculptors • age and areas of symptoms of sculptors • age and symptoms of sculptors • height and areas of symptoms of sculptors • weight and areas of symptoms of sculptors • weight and symptoms of sculptors CONCLUSION:The prevalence of CTD in sculptors of Kumartuli,Westbengal is high

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PREVALENCE OF CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS IN SCULPTORS OF KUMARTULI,WEST BENGAL, Mr. Pankaj Bajpai, Miss Eshani Mallick PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-6 | June-2019


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