Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in Khon Kaen University students, Thailand

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Uraiwon chatchawan
Rungthip Puntumetakul
Pannee Peungsuwan
Sawitri Wanpen
Yodchai Boonprakob
Supaporn Phadungkit
Montein Puntumetakul

Abstract

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are obvious problems in student, caused by vary activities in the class. Although, it is light activity but it can be high risk musculoskeletal disorders and result in quality of life in long time. The aimed of this study was to identify the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in differences body parts. The cross-sectional study was described to collect from a total of 969 people (325 males and 644 females). Data analysis was done by descriptive statistics and Inferential Statistics (95%CI). This study found that the top four of the most prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in last 12 months were on neck 26.32% most common among student in Faculty of Dentistry, shoulder 24.36 % most common among student in Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, upper back 19.50 % most common among student in Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences and lower back 17.96 % most common among student in Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences. This study found that the top four of the most prevalence of musculoskeletal Disorders requiring absence from work in the previous 12 months were on shoulder 8.15 % most common among student in Faculty of Agricultural, lower back 8.05 % most common among student in Faculty of Architecture, upper back 7.95 % most common among student in Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences and neck 7.74% most common among student in Faculty of Dentistry. The findings may contribute to further study for development of appropriate health promotion and prevention program forKhonKaenUniversitystudents with musculoskeletal disorder.

 

Keywords Musculoskeletal symptoms, Khon Kaen University students

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chatchawan U, Puntumetakul R, Peungsuwan P, Wanpen S, Boonprakob Y, Phadungkit S, Puntumetakul M. Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in Khon Kaen University students, Thailand. Arch AHS [Internet]. 2013 Sep. 7 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];25(2):193-202. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ams/article/view/66306
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