Prevalence and Patterns of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Bankers in Maiduguri, Northeast NigeriaStanley M Maduagwu1,2*, Rebecca DW Maijindadi1,2, Kunaba I Duniya2, Adetoyoje A Oyeyemi1,2, Ismaila A Saidu2 and Bukola J Aremu3
1Department of Physiotherapy, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
2Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
3National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Stanley M Maduagwu
Department of Physiotherapy
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital
Received date: May 09, 2014; Accepted date: June 26, 2014; Published date: June 30, 2014
Citation: Maduagwu MS, Maijindadi RDW, Duniya KI, Oyeyemi AA, Saidu IA, et al. (2014) Prevalence and Patterns of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Bankers in Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria. Occup Med Health Aff 2:169. doi: 10.4172/2329-6879.1000169
Copyright: © 2014 Maduagwu SM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Maiduguri is the largest and most developed capital city in the northeast Nigeria and hence a home for many banks. Purpose: The survey was conducted to examine the prevalence, pattern and risk factors of WMSDs among bankers in Maiduguri. Method: Two hundred and twenty six bankers who had spent at least one-year on the job participated in this survey. They were recruited by non-probability sample of convenience from various banks situated in Maiduguri. Results: Two hundred and twenty six questionnaires were duly completed. Most participants were males (76.55%). Their ages ranged from 20-48 years (mean=31.54 ± 8.71). One hundred and sixty two (71.68%) of the respondents reported WMSDs in at least one region of the body in the previous 12 months. Conclusion: The study revealed that significant percentage (71.68%) of the bankers reported WMSDs in at least one region of the body in the previous one year.