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Individual factors, work profile and work demands as risk factors for work related musculoskeletal disorder among selected taxi drivers: A proposed basis for musculoskeletal disorder risk prevention program.

Author

Jade Ivarene G. bondoc,
Jedd Dedrick C. Cortes,
Genecio M. Woo

Related Institution

College of Rehabilitative Sciences – Department of Occupational Therapy - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Occupational Therapy
Publication Date
March 2016

Abstract

     This study aimed to determine the relationship between risk factors and level of musculoskeletal disorder risk among selected taxi drivers in Cebu City. A descriptive correlational method was used to gather information. Two (2) questionnaires were used namely the Rapid Entire Body Assessment and Work Demands Tool. REBA identifies level of musculoskeletal disorder risk while Work Demands Tool identifies individual factors, work profile and level of work demand. The taxi companies that were selected are the following: Holiday Taxi Company, Corominas Taxi and Van System taxi. A total of two hundred forty five (245) taxi drivers that rented the taxi unit for 24 hours were selected and answered the tools.


     The study found out that ninety four percent (94%) of the respondents were within age group of thirty five (35) to seventy forty four (44) years old. Sixty eight percent (68%) of the respondents was also under normal BMI category. In smoking almost half or fifty one percent (51%) were non-smokers. The work profile revealed that mean years of working experience is eight (8) and mean number of working hours is eighteen (18). The results from work demands tool showed that majority of the population which is 59% belongs to low work demand. Out of two hundred forty five (245) respondents, majority belongs to moderate level of musculoskeletal disorder risk with 51%, Upon identifying risk factors, age has a p value of 0.000 which means significant relationship with musculoskeletal disorder risk. Other risk factors were insignificant specifically BMI, smoking, years of working experience, number of working hours and level of work demands.


     The study identified risk factors for level of musculoskeletal disorders namely: individual factors, work profile and level of work demands. Based from the findings of the study, age, under individual factors, was the only one having significant relationship with level of musculoskeletal disorder risk with a p value of 0.000. After having the results, a proposed basis for risk prevention program was developed in each level. The following recommendations were made: respondents should participate and follow proposed program; taxi companies will be able to provide yearly physical examinations for their taxi drivers; family members of drivers must attend health and awareness program that to impart knowledge regarding prevention techniques and background of MSD; other taxi drivers not assessed that experiences musculoskeletal complaints must consult health professionals and have free treatment at community based rehabilitation center of occupational therapy.

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