International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Psychological Problems in Intercity Train Travellers

Akshay G. Naik | Aishwarya Bajaj Chonkar | Medha Deo [3]

Abstract: Background and Aims: Indian railway is the world?s largest railway system of India. Mumbai is financial capital of India so everyone is coming for work by mostly railway. Railway transportation hold a leading post in the long-distance passenger transport markets so passenger is going through some of musculoskeletal problem and psychological problem while travelling to their work. The aim of this study was to find the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder and psychological problems in intercity train passengers. Method: an observational study was conducted for the duration of 1 year in long distance train travellers from intercity train with the sample size of 400 healthy adult male and female with age group of 22-60 years who are train commuters travelling long distance during peak hours and are included according to the selection criteria. Non probability sampling is taken. The data was studied and composed accordingly. Results: the above data was analysed and it showed lower back pain (24.7%) was most commonly affected followed by upper back pain (16.6%) and least was the elbows (3.4%). majority of passenger was stressed because of long distance travelling (31.3%) was often stressed. Conclusion: the study showed all travellers were having musculoskeletal pain and psychological problems due to travelling long distance and long hours too. Commonest site of pain for both males and females traveller were low back pain and upper back pain followed by neck pain and knee pain. Overall, this study suggests that there was significant psychological problem due to long hours travelling.

Keywords: Musculoskeletal Disorder, Psychological Problem, Train Traveller

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 1277 - 1279

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