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Musculoskeletal Disorders among Teachers Residing in Various Nations: A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Family and Community Resource Management, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IVC-2015), Pages 23-27, (2015)


Every nation gives priority to their schools and the teachers. The teachers are responsible for the overall physical and mental development of their students. The researcher wanted to find out the musculoskeletal disorder among the school teachers residing in various nations and give recommendations for the teachers. The researcher had gathered information from primary and secondary sources regarding the books and researches published on teachers and prevalence musculoskeletal disorder published in various nations. The findings reviled that, the school teachers of Turkey, China, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, USA, Germany, Estonia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, France and Greece, have demonstrated relative to other occupational groups, a high prevalence of MSD. School teachers are among the group which appears to suffer from MSD. Due to long work hours, dissatisfaction from work, work environment, stress, low family and community support are related to Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The teachers reported respectively musculoskeletal pain at specific body parts like neck, shoulder, low back, hand, wrist and knees. The future education professional should be informed about the musculoskeletal risks associated with their future occupation.


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