International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 2, February 2022

Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Discomfort in Auto-Risckshaw Driver Dwelling in Pune

Ketki Jadhav | Dr. Mahendra Shende [3] | Dr. Neerja Deshmukh [2]

Abstract: Background and Purpose: The economic boom in India is the result of an undeniable rise in transportation activities in all regions. Professional drivers go through a lot of health exposure to the environment at the job. Auto-rickshaw drivers are highly vulnerable of developing work related musculoskeletal disorders in our country exclusively considering road circumstances. The purpose of the study was to study musculoskeletal discomforts in auto-rickshaw drivers in Pune city using Cornell Musculoskeletal discomfort Questionnaire. Methods: A study of total 30 participants was carried out amongst randomly selected auto-rickshaw drivers in the city of Pune, after fulfillment of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Cornell musculoskeletal discomfort questionnaire (Sedentary workers male version) was used for data collection. Result: Most prevalent and significant anatomical body site of Upper extremity and its interference with work. 81% population, were having discomfort in neck region and interference was 63%. In right shoulder there was 70% - discomfort and interference was 45%. In Lower extremity, most prevalent anatomical site 65% population experienced low back pain and interference is 40%. Conclusion: The study concluded that there is high risk for musculoskeletal impairments among auto-rickshaw drivers which had association with the age of the driver, years of driving experience and poor maintenance of the vehicle and its poor ergonomics.

Keywords: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Auto-rickshaw drivers, Work related disorders

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 2, February 2022,

Pages: 320 - 322

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