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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 2206-2209
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.264


Self-Reported Prevalence Musculoskeletal Pain/Discomfort of Farmers involved in Potato Cultivation Activities: An Ergonomic Study
Katayani1*, Aradhana Kushwaha1, Dipika Schan1 and Rekha Dayal2
1Department of FRM
2MAB College of Home Science, C.S.A.U.A. & T., Kanpur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A part from cereal production (rice, wheat, etc.) agricultural labourers is engaged in vegetable Cultivation in, Kannauj, India. Potato cultivation is one of the important vegetable cultivation in India. The potato cultivation tasks are repetitive in nature and those are carried out mainly by manual efforts. Most of the tasks of potato cultivation are monotonous, strenuous, physiologically demanding as well as time-consuming. Present study entitled “Musculoskeletal Discomfort of Farmers involved in Potato Cultivation Activities: An Ergonomic Study” Potato cultivation is a physically arduous occupation that places potato growers in potential risk of musculoskeletal disorders, which impose a greater impact on their health. To assess musculoskeletal discomfort among potato growers, NORDIC (1987) standardized questionnaire designed for the analysis of musculoskeletal discomfort of complete body parts with special reference to low back, shoulders and neck. Multistage purposive random sampling technique was followed to select the state, district, blocks and finally respondents. District Kannauj is purposively selected as this is one of the largest potato producer districts while two blocks namely Kannauj and Jalabad were randomly selected. Two villages from each selected block i.e. Basirapur and Mahmoadpur paith from Kannauj and, Badlepurwa and Kheda from Jalalabad, selected randomly. Forty farmers from each selected village, Total sample size 160 respondents were randomly selected for final data collection. Maximum pain/discomfort was reported in lower back. Majority respondents felt pain that sustained for more than 12 hours in different body parts i.e. neck, shoulders right and left, elbows, wrist/hands, and ankles/feet. More than sixty five per cent respondents were suffering from gastric or other abdominal issues and cataract while 50.62 percent respondents found suffering from Anemia disease. Sixty nine per cent respondents were injured as a result of home/farming accidents, whereas 54.37 percent respondents injured due to cut or hit as a part of activity like hand/foot cut with sickle or spade etc.


Keywords: Ergonomic, Work-Related MSD, Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire
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Katayani, Aradhana Kushwaha, Dipika Schan and Rekha Dayal. 2019. Self-Reported Prevalence Musculoskeletal Pain/Discomfort of Farmers involved in Potato Cultivation Activities: An Ergonomic Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 2206-2209. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.264