Comparison of ergonomic training and knee pad on the Saffron Pickers musculoskeletal disorders

Saeedi, esmael and Rahdar, hosein and omrani, mohamad and askari moghadam, maryam (2012) Comparison of ergonomic training and knee pad on the Saffron Pickers musculoskeletal disorders. Other. N Sadeghi1, H R Tolide-ie2,E Saeedi3, H Rahdar3.

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Abstract: Background and objectives: Saffron picking is the job that capable to create a fertile field for musculoskeletal disorders due to inappropriate working positions such as bending, kneeling and pressure that imposed to the body in these positions. The purpose of this study was compare two methods contain knee pad and training pamphlet application to prevent and reduce musculoskeletal disorders in saffron pickers. Material & Methods: This survey was a field trial and samples included 60 persons of saffron picker workers in Gonabad. Sampling method was easy and samples randomly divided in two groups (30 people in knee pad group and 30 people in pamphlet group). Used tools were including REBA, Body Discomfort Chart (BDC). During the saffron harvest before intervention take code to parts of workers bodies based on the REBA method And the Score A, B, and the final were calculated. Score A include the neck, trunk and legs, Score B include the wrist, arm and elbow, and the final score is the total Score C and activity. Workers discomfort levels were determined by BDC questionnaire. These steps are repeated after the intervention. Then the data entered into SPSS software version 16 and data analysis were performed using t-test, chi square, mann-withney and Fisher's exact test. Results: BDC questionnaire analysis indicated a significant effect on the knee discomfort after kneepad using. (P<0/001) But in the upper back (P=0/54) and lower back discomfort (P=0/18) had no significant effect. Also, REBA analysis results indicate a significant impact of the training pamphlet intervention on the scores: trunk (P=0/01), A (P=0/025), C (P=0/027) and final (P=0/028). But no significant effect on B scores (P =1/000). According to the results, the effect of training pamphlets was higher than kneepad using. Conclusion: Probably, both interventional methods can be appropriate methods to prevent and reduce knee and trunk discomforts of saffron pickers. Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorders, REBA, BDC, saffron pickers, ergonomic training, knee pad

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2019 09:44
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2019 09:44

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