Occupational health problems and factors contributing to the problem among fisherwomen

Dhakal, Hemkala and Ansuya, * and Nayak, Malathi G (2015) Occupational health problems and factors contributing to the problem among fisherwomen. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences, 2 (5). pp. 169-176. ISSN 2348-8069

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Abstract

A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in view to assess the factors contributing to the occupational health problems among fisher women working in fish processing Industries. A 250 samples were selected by simple random sampling technique from five different fish processing industries of Udupi district. The data was collected by using self- reported structured questionnaire and an observational check list was developed to identify the factors contributing to the occupational health problems among fisher women working in fish processing industries. The result shows that out of 250 sample 220(88%) reported of having experienced musculoskeletal symptoms and major factors were faulty body posture (100%), repetitive activity (100%), work environment (75%) and instrument (50%) contributed for the development of occupational health problems. The study concludes that women working in fish processing industries are prone to develop various occupational health problems and strategies need to be developed to limit the problem and to promote their health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish cutting activity; fish processing industry; Occupational health problems; factors.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 09:01
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015 09:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142917

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