FREQUENCY OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN IN FEMALE TEACHERS
Musculoskeletal pain is very common in our society and most of the time cause of this pain is faulty pos-ture, work load or psychosocial factors. The occupa-tions in which repetitive physical activities or mental stress is involved may cause musculoskeletal pain in body.
Objective: The objective of this study is to investi-gate the frequency and risk factors causing musculo-skeletal pain in neck, upper and lower back, knee and arm regions along with over head reaching among female teachers.
Setting: The study is conducted at School of Allied Health Sciences, Divisional Public School, Lahore Preschool and Learning Alliance, Punjab Collage, Nat-ional Collage of Arts and Punjab University of Lahore.
Study Design: It was observational study.
Patients: 100 female teachers were taken.
Results: This study revealed a high frequency of mus-culoskeletal pains among female teachers in Lahore.
Physiotherapist at School of Allied Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Riphah International University, Lahore. Pakistan
Lecturer, Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Riphah International University, Lahore. Pakistan
Age and working in improper posture were found to be significant risk factors.
Key Points: Female teachers, aging, awkward posture.
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