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Prevalence and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among Myanmar migrant workers in Thai seafood industries.
Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2015; 21(4):539-46.IJ

Abstract

A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with self-administered questionnaires among 368 Myanmar migrant workers to investigate the prevalence of and to determine the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the Thai seafood industry. The results showed the prevalence of MSDs was 45.1% occurring in the last 7 days. Marital status, number of dependents, other health problems, working hours, repetitive hand movements, awkward posture of wrists, prolonged standing, and manual handling of heavy loads were found to be associated with MSDs. Multiple logistic regression indicated that the workers who were married, had more than two dependents, and had more exposure to awkward wrist postures were at significantly increased risk of MSDs. The study findings suggest the need for adequate knowledge of ergonomics and for awareness campaign programs focusing on prevention of MSDs, especially low back pain, to be initiated in industries for earlier detection of symptoms among seafood processing workers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Myanmar Ministry of Health , Myanmar. b Mahidol University , Thailand.b Mahidol University , Thailand.c Samutsongkram Provincial Health Office , Thailand.b Mahidol University , Thailand.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26694006

Citation

Soe, Kyaw Thu, et al. "Prevalence and Risk Factors of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thai Seafood Industries." International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics : JOSE, vol. 21, no. 4, 2015, pp. 539-46.
Soe KT, Laosee O, Limsatchapanich S, et al. Prevalence and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among Myanmar migrant workers in Thai seafood industries. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2015;21(4):539-46.
Soe, K. T., Laosee, O., Limsatchapanich, S., & Rattanapan, C. (2015). Prevalence and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among Myanmar migrant workers in Thai seafood industries. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics : JOSE, 21(4), 539-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2015.1096609
Soe KT, et al. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thai Seafood Industries. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2015;21(4):539-46. PubMed PMID: 26694006.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among Myanmar migrant workers in Thai seafood industries. AU - Soe,Kyaw Thu, AU - Laosee,Orapin, AU - Limsatchapanich,Suwassa, AU - Rattanapan,Cheerawit, PY - 2015/12/24/entrez PY - 2015/12/24/pubmed PY - 2016/3/5/medline KW - Myanmar workers KW - Thai seafood industries KW - work-related musculoskeletal disorders SP - 539 EP - 46 JF - International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE JO - Int J Occup Saf Ergon VL - 21 IS - 4 N2 - A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with self-administered questionnaires among 368 Myanmar migrant workers to investigate the prevalence of and to determine the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the Thai seafood industry. The results showed the prevalence of MSDs was 45.1% occurring in the last 7 days. Marital status, number of dependents, other health problems, working hours, repetitive hand movements, awkward posture of wrists, prolonged standing, and manual handling of heavy loads were found to be associated with MSDs. Multiple logistic regression indicated that the workers who were married, had more than two dependents, and had more exposure to awkward wrist postures were at significantly increased risk of MSDs. The study findings suggest the need for adequate knowledge of ergonomics and for awareness campaign programs focusing on prevention of MSDs, especially low back pain, to be initiated in industries for earlier detection of symptoms among seafood processing workers. SN - 1080-3548 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26694006/Prevalence_and_risk_factors_of_musculoskeletal_disorders_among_Myanmar_migrant_workers_in_Thai_seafood_industries_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -