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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1842-1847
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.216


Energy Expenditure and Physiological Problems during Household Work in Rural and Urban Kitchen
Nikhat Parveen* and Shishir Kala
Department of F.R.M. C.C.Sc. Pusa, Samastipur-848125, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Ergonomic designed kitchen has become the need of almost all the women keeping into consideration their multifarious activities. Ergonomics contributes to designing and evaluation of task, products, environment and system in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of homemakers. Most of the women are not aware of ergonomic design of kitchen. Keeping these rational in mind the study was conducted in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar State. The main purpose of this research is to evaluate the energy expenditure and physiological problem of respondents in both rural and urban areas for work effectiveness. Various parameters viz. physiological, cardiovascular, energy expenditure and perceived exertion were taken for ergonomic evaluation of kitchen design. The study analysed the energy expenditure, physiological problems of women working in kitchen. Result pertaining to energy expenditure of various selected activities highlighted that in rural area the highest energy required for grinding mashala on stone i.e. 4.887 with + 0.183 with SD value 1.007, while in urban area the highest energy expenditure was reported by the respondents for their washing utensils i.e. 4.780 with std. error + 0.138 with SD value 0.757. Such findings highlighted to develop tools of grinding mashala for rural area’s women. So far as physiological problems of women is concerned 90 percent respondents of urban area reported severe pain in their shoulder for chapatti making activity while the rural area’s respondents (50%) had felt moderate pain in their upper arm during rolling chapatti in their kitchen.


Keywords: Energy expenditure, Physiological problems, Household work
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Nikhat Parveen and Shishir Kala. 2019. Energy Expenditure and Physiological Problems during Household Work in Rural and Urban Kitchen.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1842-1847. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.216