Journal of
the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NIGERIA SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • Abbreviation: J. Nig. Soc. Physiother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0331-3735
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNSP
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 58

Full Length Research Paper

Ergonomic evaluation and the predictors of occupation related musculoskeletal disorders among tailors in Enugu Metropolis

Echezona Nelson Dominic Ekechukwu
  • Echezona Nelson Dominic Ekechukwu
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. 2Occupational and Environmental Health Unit, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. 3LANCET Physiotherapy, Wellness and Research Centre, Enugu, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Nwanneka Cynthia Okolo
  • Nwanneka Cynthia Okolo
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Blessing Chiagozikam Atueyi
  • Blessing Chiagozikam Atueyi
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 07 July 2021
  •  Accepted: 22 September 2021
  •  Published: 30 September 2021

References

Adeniyi A, Ekechukwu N, Umar L, Ogwumike O (2013). Research profile of physiotherapy undergraduates in Nigeria. Education for Health 26(1):15.
Crossref

 

Almeida M, Cezar-Vas M, Soares J, Silva M (2012). The prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases among casual dock workers. Revista Latino-Americana De Enfermagem 20(2):243-250.
Crossref

 
 

Bodhare T, Valsangkar S, Bele S (2011). An epidemiological study of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 36:304-307.
Crossref

 
 

Chiappori P, Oreffice S, Quintana-Domeque C (2016). Black-White Marital Matching: Race, Anthropometrics, and Socioeconomics. Journal of Demographic Economics 82(4):399-341.
Crossref

 
 

Egwuonwu VA, Valeria UK, Ebere IY, Echezona EN, Okoroafor AU (2016). Musculoskeletal symptoms among string instrumentalists in the Nigerian population: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and associated risk factors. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics 4(2):169-183.
Crossref

 
 

Ekechukwu END, Aguwa EN, Okeke TA, Iroezindu IC, Onyia SU, Abaraogu DO, Utti VA (2020). Prevalence, correlates and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among Nigerian physiotherapy and architecture undergraduates. Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy 19(1):8-18.

 
 

Ekechukwu END, Ikrechero JO, Ezeukwu AO, Egwuonwu AV, Umar L, Badaru UM (2017). Determinants of quality of life among community?dwelling persons with spinal cord injury: A path analysis. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 20(2):163-169.
Crossref

 
 

Ekechukwu E, Okaku M, Adaramola S, Onuorah I (2018). Patterns and Predictors of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Commercial Tricycle (Keke Napep) Riders in Nigeria. Cham, Springer, pp. 765-777.
Crossref

 
 

Ekechukwu NE, Okoh AC (2020). Effects of Six Weeks Donkey Kick and Squat Resistance Exercises on Gluteal Adiposity, Muscle Strength, and Muscle Bulk of Young Nigerian Female Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Medicine and Health Development 21(1):28.
Crossref

 
 

Ezeukwu AO, Ezeoranu CG, Egwuonwu AV, Ugwoke UM, Ekechukwu NE, Nwankwo MJ (2015). Comparison of body fat percentages in Nigerian obese females using field methods. Journal of Health Science 5:18-23.

 
 

Guo HR, Chang YC, Yeh WY, Chen CW, Guo YL (2004). Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder among workers in Taiwan: a nationwide study. Journal of Occupational Health 46(1):26-36.
Crossref

 
 

Holmstrom E, Engholm G (2005). Dose-response associations between musculoskeletal disorders and physical and psychosocial factors among construction workers. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 31:57-67.

 
 

Jang T, Koo J, Know S, Song J (2014). Work-related musculoskeletal diseases and the workers compensation. Journal of Korean Medical Science 29:18-23.
Crossref

 
 

Kaegaard A, Andersen J (2000). Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and shoulders in female sewing machine operators: Prevalence, incidence and prognosis. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 57(8):528-534.
Crossref

 
 

Kuorinka I, Jonsson B, Kilbom A, Vinterberg H, Biering-Sørensen F, Andersson G, Jørgensen K (1987). Standardised Nordic questionnaires for the analysis of musculoskeletal symptoms. Applied Ergonomics 18(3):233-237.
Crossref

 
 

Lacey R, Campbell P, Lewis M, Protheroe J (2018). The impact of inadequate health literacy in a population with musculoskeletal pain. HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice 2(4): 215-220.
Crossref

 
 

Lal A (2008). Musculoskeletal Pain and Level of Education: Cross-Sectional Study from Ullensaker, Norway.[Internet] [Dissertation]. 2008. Master of Public Health, MPH). [Online]

View

 
 

Lugay C, Martias A (2015). Predictive Models of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) among sewing machine Operators in the Garments Industry. Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 3(1):56-64.

 
 

Odole A, Ekediegwu E, Ekechukwu E, Uchenwoke C (2019). Correlates and predictors of pain intensity and physical function among individuals with chronic knee osteoarthritis in Nigeria. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 39:150-156.
Crossref

 
 

Ohlsson K., Attewell RG, Johnsson B, Ahlm A, Skerfving S (1994). An assessment of neck and upper extremity disorders by questionnaire and clinical examination. Ergonomics 37(5):891-897.
Crossref

 
 

Oluka CD, Obidike E, Ezeukwu AO, Onyeso OK, Ekechukwu END (2020). Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and associated risk factors among domestic gas workers and staff of works department in Enugu, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 21(1):1-11.
Crossref

 
 

Oni E (2012). Development of small and medium scale enterprises: The role of government and other financial institutions. Oman Chapter of Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review 34(962):1-14.
Crossref

 
 

Pransky GS, Benjamin KL, Savageau JA, Currivan D, Fletcher K (2005). Outcomes in work?related injuries: A comparison of older and younger workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 47(2):104-112.
Crossref

 
 

Schwartz B (2012). Schwartz, B. (2012). Rippling: How social entrepreneurs spread innovation throughout the world. John Wiley & Sons.

 
 

Soares CO, Pereira BF, Gomes MVP, Marcondes LP, de Campos Gomes F, de Melo-Neto JS (2019). Preventive factors against work-related musculoskeletal disorders: narrative review. Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Trabalho 17(3):415.
Crossref

 
 

Tawiah A, Oppong-Yeboah B, Bello A (2015). Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Workers at Gold Mine Industry in Ghana: Prevalence and Patterns of Ocurrence. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 9(8):1-9.
Crossref

 
 

Vieira E, Costa BD (2010). Risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematice review. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 53(3):285-323.

 
 

World Health Organisation (WHO) (2021). World Health Organisation. [Online]

View