Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) in an Urban Slum Population Turbhe, Navi Mumbai, India
Author(s): Shalini Ojha, Vandana Nikumb, Abhiram Behera
Background: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) is the most common cause of severe long term pain and physical disability affecting millions of people around the world. The burden of MSDs is global so WHO declared 2000-2010 as the Bone and Joint decade.
Aim: To study of musculoskeletal disorders in an urban slum population.
Objectives: Objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of selected Musculoskeletal Disorders in study area and to study the association of socio-demographic characteristics with Musculoskeletal Disorders. Methodology: 595 adults from a preselected urban slum area of Turbhe were screened for musckuloskeletal disorder in a cross sectional house to house survey over 10 months. The core questionnaire was taken from Community Oriented Programme for Control of Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) Bhigwan model. Also Statistical Analysis Spss -20.0 Version Percentage was done through chi square test
Results: Prevalence of MSD in our study was 44% (specific MSDs was spinal disoders 20.6%, osteoarthritis 6.2%, soft tissue rheumatism in 7.5% and unclassified ill-defined pains and aches 9.5%). Prevalence was more in females and with advancing age. Results were statically significant; light work (47.3%) shown higher prevalence of MSDs. MSDs was more in respondents with history of substance abuse (50%) and obesity (66.6%). MSDs were more in lower socioeconomic class.
Conclusion: The prevalence of MSDs was 44% in present study.