Level of Fatigue in Traffic Wardens of Lahore; A Cross Sectional Survey
Background: Occupational health and safety is an important issue. Occupations requiring high physical demands from workers may cause both physical and psychological fatigue. Prolonged standing is an important risk factor for occupational injuries.
Objective: The objective of this study was assess the level of fatigue in traffic wardens in region of Lahore.
Study type settings & duration: An observational cross sectional survey was done at Lahore from May to June 2018.
Methodology: A total of 177 traffic wardens fulfilling inclusion criteria from the different roads of Lahore were taken for the proposed study by non-probability convenient sampling. Fatigue severity extent (FSS) was used to measure the level of fatigue. The validity and reliability of this scale (FSS) was established by Geri B. Neuberger.
Results: The mean age and standard deviation of participants were 35.33±6.24 with minimum age 25 years and maximum 50 years. It was observed that out of 177 respondents, 37 (20.9%)very strongly agreed that their motivation was low when they were fatigued. Out of 92 fatigued respondents, 49 (53.5%) had mild fatigue, 28 (30.5%) had moderate fatigue and 15 (16%) had severe fatigue. The association between fatigue and age groups was (p-value = 0.013) significant. The overall prevalence of fatigue in traffic wardens was 52%.
Conclusion: It was concluded that jobs in long-drawn-out standing has contributed frequent health effects like work-related musculoskeletal issues, constant venous insufficiency and carotid atherosclerosis. On the other hand, those injuries can be reduced to extent in the course of ergonomics appliance of ........
(1) University Management & Technology, Lahore
(2) Riphah International University, Lahore
(3) Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
(4) The University of Lahore, Lahore
(5) Riphah International University, Lahore
(6) Riphah International University, Lahore
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