International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2019)
Health problems prevailing among the female workers in a garment factory, Bengaluru
Author(s): Dr. Karavadi Vidusha, Dr. Naveen Sukumaran Nair and Dr. Shashikala Manjunatha
Background: Garment workers are susceptible to various health problems by virtue of their workplace and working conditions. The present study was conducted to assess the morbidity profile of female workers of garment factory in Bengaluru.
Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among all the females working in the garment factory. An interview was conducted using a semi-structured pretested questionnaire. Clinical examination was done to measure height, weight. Visual acuity was tested using Snellen’s chart. The data was compiled in Microsoft (MS) Excel worksheet and analyzed using SPSS.
Results: The mean age of the study participants was 30.33 ±7.06 years. Musculoskeletal problems were the most common problems present among 110(51.4%) study participants. 61.22% of the females worked in standing posture.
Conclusion: In the present study found that the most common problem was musculoskeletal disorders. Regular periodic medical examination would help in early diagnosis and treatment of morbidities among the workers.
Dr. Karavadi Vidusha, Dr. Naveen Sukumaran Nair, Dr. Shashikala Manjunatha. Health problems prevailing among the female workers in a garment factory, Bengaluru. Int J Adv Community Med 2019;2(1):37-40. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i1a.08