International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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


Prevalence and Coping Strategies of Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Food Delivery Men in Vadodara Region: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Akhilesh Yadav | Dr. Monali Soni [2]


Abstract: Background: Musculoskeletal problems have become more widespread in recent decades all across the world. Work environment and job performance are substantial contributors for the development or worsening of physical & mental illnesses. Several work-related characteristics like prolong overstretched & awkward posture, repetitive movements, poor weight lifting techniques, psychosocial stressors have been identified as risk factors for WMRDS. Musculoskeletal disorders contributed 3.4% and 1.7% towards the total disease burden in the developed and developing countries respectively Although these disorders are not fatal, but there is chance of developing into serious injuries if ignored. As per current scenario food delivery men population might be at high risk to develop musculoskeletal disorder due to their pattern of working. Hence the need of the study is to find out the prevalence of the musculoskeletal problems & their coping strategies among food delivery men in Vadodara city. Aim: To study the prevalence and coping strategies of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among food delivery men. Methodology: 35 questions based Self-Administered Questionnaire is prepared for this study to find out prevalence and coping strategies adopted by delivery men to analysis their pain & discomfort developed by work related musculoskeletal disorders. In this study 120 were falling into the inclusion criteria and were given a Self-Administered Questionnaire containing 35 questions via in Person/Mail/WhatsApp across Vadodara City. Once they agreed to participate in the study an written informed consent was taken prior to study. Result: When asked for the hours of working it was ranged between 4-6 hours, 6-8 hours 8-10 hours, 10- 12 hours, >12 hours respectively for which the values were 22.5%, 23.3%, 28.3% ,25.8%, 0% respectively. This says that no worker used to work for more than 12 hours. The days per week the delivery boys use to work ranged between 4 Days, 5 Days, 6 Days, 7 Days respectively for which values are 19.16%, 21.6%, 27.5%, 30%. Conclusion: Most of the subjects reported pain in neck, upper and lower back region, due to constrained posture and long hour of driving along with that carrying heavy weight at the back and working continuously for 7 days without taking any break for more than 8 hours a day. Also travelling more than 200 km/day to reach the deliveries from the work station. Quite a lot of participants were using coping strategies like medicines, hot pack, light exercises but very few were aware about Physiotherapy, hence education related to Physiotherapy might help them overcome WRMSD and have a better work profile.


Keywords: Food Delivery Men, Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Musculoskeletal Disorders


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 1557 - 1559


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