Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSDs) and functional status of firefighters in Klang Valley/ Nur Liyana Aqilah Mohd Azmi and Mohamad Ghazali Masuri

Mohd Azmi, Nur Liyana Aqilah and Masuri, Mohamad Ghazali (2019) Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSDs) and functional status of firefighters in Klang Valley/ Nur Liyana Aqilah Mohd Azmi and Mohamad Ghazali Masuri. Health Scope, 2. pp. 267-272. ISSN 2735-0649

Abstract

Firefighters have high risk to get work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) due to great physical demands needed in their duty. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the WMSDs and functional status of firefighters in Klang Valley. A total of 101 respondents from three Fire and Rescue Department in Klang Valley completed two self-rated assessments which were The Malay Version of Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaires (CMDQ-M) and COOP/WONCA Chart. Lower back had been found to have the highest WMSD prevalence among all the body regions examined. The multiple regression test identified WMSDs at the upper back, lower back, left wrist, and left thigh have significant relationship with 50% of the aspects of functional status. In addition, the multiple regression test also revealed that WMSDs at the right arm, left wrist, right thigh, left calf and left knee appeared to become the main factor contributing to each aspect of functional status. By using independent sample T-test, age, smoking status, back pain history, working experiences, and exercise routine had been revealed as the factors associated with increased of WMSDs symptoms. WMSDs were disabling and potentially disruptive to the firefighters’ functional status.

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Item Type: Article
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Mohd Azmi, Nur Liyana Aqilah
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Masuri, Mohamad Ghazali
mghazali@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
T Technology > TH Building construction > Protection of buildings. Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Health Scope
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Healthscope
ISSN: 2735-0649
Volume: 2
Page Range: pp. 267-272
Keywords: Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire, COOP/WONCA, functional Status 1
Date: September 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/54686
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