International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and its Association of Stress among Food Delivery Personnel of Gujarat - A Cross-Sectional Analytical Study

Dr. Vrunda Makwana [2] | Dr. Mona Patel [3] | Saba Talati | Fahim Chauhan

Abstract: Background: The online food delivery sector in India delivers goods and food to clients via motorcycle. The constant usage of motorcycles makes riders more vulnerable to musculoskeletal conditions such as disc dislocation, lower back discomfort, and spine damage. Another prevalent musculoskeletal condition among riders of motorbikes that is connected to driving is lower back pain. The main purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) and their association with stress among food delivery personnel. Methodology: This present study evaluates the prevalence of WRMSDs and the association of stress in food delivery personnel.225 food delivery personnel gave responses in the study, whereas, the data were collected through the survey analysis, they were asked to fill up the questionnaires. Result: 225 food delivery personnel gave a response in the study, among them 37% reported having symptoms of musculoskeletal system disorder in at least one body part. The most frequently reported areas were the Low back (49%), proceeded by Neck (45.5%), most affected. The stress level was, 15 (6.7%) had mild stress, 199 (88.4%) had moderate stress level, and 11 (4.9%) had severe stress in a food delivery personnel while doing their services. Conclusion: Current study concluded that 37% of delivery personnel are suffering from WRMSD region-wise distribution is mainly in the low back (49%), and neck (45.5%). The same population are having a moderate amount of stress.

Keywords: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, WRMSDs, Work-related Stress, Food delivery Personal

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 1283 - 1287

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