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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3437-3441

Physical Discomfort Faced by the School Children while Carrying School Backpack
Kanchan Shilla*, Komal and Sudesh Gandhi
Department of Family Resource Management, I. C. College of Home Sciences, CCSHAU, Hisar – 125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

The greatest concerns to school students are physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. The school children’s major health issue in the India is the use of overweight school backpacks. Backpacks used by school children can lead to poor posture and they might develop back pain and strain their shoulders and neck. Heavy backpacks carrying by school students can cause irreversible physical harms because school student’s spine is in the stage of development. So, present study was undertaken with the objective of to assess the physical discomfort faced by the school children while carrying school backpack. The body discomfort i.e. shoulder pain, lower back pain, upper back pain, neck pain, lower arm pain, upper arm pain and pain in legs have been seen in school children due to very weighty school backpacks. Lower back, legs and shoulders were the most affected body parts of respondents. It was also found that the walking, standing and stepping up and down from stairs activities with carrying school backpack required the corrective measures. Preventive and educational activities should be implemented to reduce the backpack load.


Keywords: School children, Musculoskeletal symptoms, School backpacks, Discomfort

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Kanchan Shilla, Komal and Sudesh Gandhi. 2018. Physical Discomfort Faced by the School Children while Carrying School BackpackInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3437-3441. doi:
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