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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
Correlation of Sleep Duration and Musculoskeletal Pain in Night Shift Security Guards
Ketaki Karnik | Leena Zore | Ajay Kumar Yadav
Abstract: The objective of this study was to find a correlation between the sleep duration and musculoskeletal pain in night shift security guards. They not only have their sleep compromised due to their work shifts but also have work related musculoskeletal disorders. A total of 100 security guards participated in the study, who were asked about their sleep durations and any musculoskeletal pain. The screening tools used for the study were theNordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and the Visual Analogue Scale,which were used for assessing the pain site and level respectively. The findings indicate an inverse correlation between the sleep duration and musculoskeletal pain (r value = -0.07431, P value = 0.4625). Also, the study identifies the primary sites of pain complaints among the security guards which were lower back, followed by knee and ankle respectively.
Keywords: Sleep duration, Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, security guards, pain, night shift
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 184 - 189