Factors Related to Occupational Hand Injuries of Myanmar Worker in SamutSakhon


  • Aunyanick Thaipurmpool Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Plernpit Boonyamalik Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Orawan Kaewboonchoo Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University


Occupational hand injuries, Myanmar worker, Case-Control study


             The purpose of this research was to describe characteristics of occupational hand injuries in Myanmar workers and its related factors to the occupational injury. In this case-control study, the cases consisted of 42 workers with occupational hand injuries, while the control was 155 workers selected by using exposure density sampling with similar working conditions. Data were collected with a questionnaire translated into Burmese by the bilingual interpreters and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics using Multiple logistic regression.

             The study found that most of the occupational hand injury cases happened during the morning shift (85.71%), half of the cases occurred while working on the machines and 45.24% were caused by pinching or pulling objects. Fingers were the most damaged organ, accounting for 61.90% and 69.05% had sick leave for more than 3 days. One-third of the cases work in the metal manufacturing industry. Multiple logistic regression revealed the risk factors of occupational hand injuries were low-moderate level of safety behaviors (ORadj= 17.45, 95% CI = 5.42 - 56.19), having work experience <2 years (ORadj=7.36, 95% CI = 2.89 - 18.73) and disturbing noise during work (ORadj= 4.15, 95% CI = 1.65 - 10.49).

            The findings could be used as a reference for the organizing training courses, especially for the Myanmar workers in heavy industry with equipment or machines. These will result in a reduction in the incidence of occupational hand injuries.



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Thaipurmpool, A., Boonyamalik, P., & Kaewboonchoo, O. (2022). Factors Related to Occupational Hand Injuries of Myanmar Worker in SamutSakhon. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 36(2), 17–33. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/255896



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