Analysis of Determinants of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Life Quality of Informal Workers
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- noise, musculoskeletal disorders, life quality, informal workers, low back pain, central fatigue
Musculoskeletal disorders are a pain in muscles, tendons, and nerves. Building workers and workers with heavy physical workloads and static muscles so that the muscles experience pressure and cause muscle and bone pain. This affects the life quality of informal workers. The aim of the study was to analyze factors that influence musculoskeletal disorders and to identify the quality of life of informal workers. This is quantitative research using a cross-sectional design. Meanwhile, the population of study was 123 informal workers and technique used was accidental sampling technique. Then, the research found that noise intensity of 86 – 90 dB related to musculosketal. The Musculoskeletal complaints included back pain (34.9%), low back pain (66.6%) and right arm pain (25%). The life quality of the majority was low for 116 people (94%). The identification of exposure that affected musculoskeletal complaints was a noise factor value of p-value 0.017. It significantly caused musculoskeletal complaints. The Exp (B) value of 2.919 showed that the effect of workers exposed to noise at 2.9-fold. It caused a risk of experiencing musculoskeletal complaints compared to workers who were not exposed to the noise. The noise interfered the cardiovascular system, increased blood pressure and released catecholamines in the blood resulting a fatigue of central nervous system (CNS). The inadequate central nervous system activated a motor nerve which resulted weakness, pain and decreased working ability. The workers were recommended to use earplug as personal protective equipment while working.
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TY - CONF AU - Nuraini AU - Heru Santoso AU - Erna Mutiara AU - Wirsal Hasan PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Analysis of Determinants of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Life Quality of Informal Workers BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 90 EP - 94 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.017 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.017 ID - 2020 ER -