[b][/b]Causes of occurrence of pain complaints concerning musculoskeletal system among farmers in relation with the occupation performed

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2014, Vol 20, Issue 4


[b]introduction[/b]. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the most frequent work-related disorders occurring in Europe, and concern millions of employees. This is mainly pain in the back, neck, and shoulders, as well as injuries and complaints concerning the upper extremities, commonly called injuries resulting from chronic overload of the body. [b]objective. [/b]The objective of the study is the presentation and analysis of the current state of knowledge of the causes of occurrence of pain complaints on the part of the musculoskeletal system among farmers in relation with the occupation performed. [b]state of knowledge[/b]. A review of the results of studies by other researchers (13 reports) showed that the farmers examined considerably more often reported low back pain (LBP) than pain concerning the remaining segments of the motor system (neck, shoulders, upper segment of the spine and knees). These complaints occurred considerably more frequently among farmers than in the control group (statistically significant differences). According to the results of studies by other researchers, the following factors significantly correlate with pain complaints: loading with moderate or severe physical effort, long-lasting sitting position, uncomfortable position at work, number of hours of field work, period of employment, poor physical efficiency, and exposure to whole body vibration. [b]summing up[/b]. It is necessary to undertake proper actions in order to decrease the frequency of occurrence of disorders in the musculoskeletal system, by continuing mechanization of agricultural work, and designing the workplace of agricultural tractor operators which would satisfy ergonomic standards, and reduce the level of whole body vibration.

Authors and Affiliations

Leszek Solecki


Related Articles

Relationship between lifestyle and level of obesity and type of fatty tissue distribution in young male and female students from Cracow

Introduction and study objective. Despite widespread awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, behaviours that have a negative influence on health are still recognized. An attempt was undertaken to define the r...

Rehabilitacja pacjentów ze stomią jelitową

[b]Wprowadzenie i cel pracy[/b]. Obecnie w Polsce występuje tendencja wzrostowa zachorowalności na choroby dolnego odcinka przewodu pokarmowego. Według danych szacunkowych, w Polsce każdego roku wykonuje się 6 tys. stomi...

Effect of Finnish sauna baths on the white blood cells count in physically active young males

Introduction. Sauna treatments, often used in sports and recreation, are now of interest to a wide range of researchers.The aim of the study was to determine the effect of single and repeated Finnish sauna baths on plasm...

Premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome – PMS is a group of troublesome symptoms of a physical, behavioural and psychological nature, regularly occurring in women during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and disappearing when menstr...

Effect of changes in ambient temperature on oxidative stress markers in blood of regular winter swimmers

[b]Background.[/b] Winter swimming and sauna are supposed to beneficially affect the human organism, but there is still a lack of scientific evidence to confirm this phenomena. [b]Aim.[/b] The aim of the study was to...

Download PDF file
  • EP ID EP58414
  • DOI -
  • Views 103
  • Downloads 0

How To Cite

Leszek Solecki (2014). [b][/b]Causes of occurrence of pain complaints concerning musculoskeletal system among farmers in relation with the occupation performed. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 20(4), 426-429. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-58414