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Musculoskeletal Problems of Farm Women While Performing Cotton Picking

J. A. Munde, J. P. Zend

Abstract: The present study was conducted in four villages of Parbhani and Beed districts of Marathwada region of Maharashtra State. Work related musculoskeletal problems and risk factors data was collected with the help of interview schedule cum questionnaire. Incidences of musculoskeletal problems of the subjects were identified by using the body map. It was found that 96.66 per cent of the selected female workers who performed the cotton picking activity had pain in neck, knees as well as in calf muscles. About 76 to 93 per cent women suffered from problem of thigh muscles, hand, wrists and shoulder. it can be concluded that maximum musculoskeletal problems of female workers while performing cotton picking activity with conventional method were very severe pain in case of lower back, knee, ankles and feet, arm and leg muscles because of many postural changes and repetitive hand movements while performing cotton picking activity continuously for 8 hrs per day during the season.

Keywords: Musculoskeletal problems, cotton picking, ergonomic evaluation, PCW

Country: India, Subject Area: Agricultural

Pages: 929 - 930

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

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J. A. Munde, J. P. Zend, "Musculoskeletal Problems of Farm Women While Performing Cotton Picking", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i6/show_abstract.php?id=ART20198644, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019, 929 - 930

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