Prevalence of low back pain among handloom weavers in West Bengal, India.

@article{Durlov2014PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of low back pain among handloom weavers in West Bengal, India.},
  author={Santu Durlov and Sabarni Chakrabarty and Arijit Chatterjee and T Mohan Das and Samrat Dev and Somnath Gangopadhyay and Prasun Haldar and Santi Gopal Maity and Krishnendu Sarkar and Subhashis Sahu},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={333-9}
}
BACKGROUND Handloom is one of the oldest industries in India, particularly in West Bengal, where a considerable number of rural people are engaged in weaving. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of low back pain among the handloom weavers in India. METHODS A modified Nordic Musculoskeletal Disorder Questionnaire and Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire along with a body part discomfort scale were administered to handloom weavers (n = 175). Working… CONTINUE READING