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RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 388-391

Frequency of musculoskeletal disorders among prisoners of Lahore, Pakistan

Anila Afzal, Gulnaz Zaheer, Umer Maqsood, Hafiz Sheraz Arshad, Tahir Mahmood.


Objective: To determine the frequencies of musculoskeletal disorders among male and female prisoners of Central Jail, Lahore.
Methodology: This descriptive cross sectional study included male and female prisoners of central jail, Lahore. Convenient sampling was used. Data were collected through Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire.
Results: Out of 294 subjects, 57% were male and 43% females. The musculoskeletal disorders are very common; disorders of knee were 60%, being the highest affected body part. Low back pain was 2nd most common disorders (51%) followed by ankle and foot (35%).
Conclusion: Musculoskeletal disorders were highly prevalent among prisoners of Lahore. Both male and females are commonly affected. Lower limb was more affected than upper limb. The most commonly affected areas are knees, low back ankle and foot.

Key words: Musculoskeletal disorders, Nordic, Pain, Lahore, Prisoners.

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