A STUDY TO FIND THE RELATION BETWEEN SCHOOL BAG USAGE AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISCOMFORT IN SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN AT AVADI

Dr Bhuvaneshwari, Dr. G. Bhuvaneshwari, Dr Prathiba, Dr Udhayanithi

Abstract


Children of today are more stressed, and or over-involved in physical activities when compared with past generations. The usage of school bags and inappropriate carriage can increase the risk of chronic musculoskeletal disorders in students.so the present study is done to determine the relation between school bag usage and musculoskeletal discomfort in school going children at avadi. A descriptive research design was done in urban area of avadi. 60 school going students are included in our study .convenience sampling techniques method was used in selecting the samples. Structured interviews, observation checklists, and Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaires (CMDQ) were used to collect data on musculoskeletal discomfort and school bag usage. 44(73%) students feels the pain while carrying the backpack. Students 41(68%) students thought that their school bag is heavy. 37(62%) students have shoulder pain. The study concluded that ministry of Education should set standards to prevent and manage the problems of carrying heavy school bags in the school going students

Keywords


school back usage, musculoskeletal discomfort, school students, back pain.

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