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19 / 11 / 2023



Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study

Deeksha G, Dr. Gayathri, Ganavi R.


Abstract
BACKGROUND: Trapezitis is an inflammation of the trapezius muscle which leads to pain and spasm. Trapezitis is known as the postural muscle and is the most commonly affected muscle due to uncomfortable prolonged posture which also effects the quality of life.
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to find the prevalence and risk of trapezitis in beauticians and hairdressers in and around Bangalore.
METHODOLOGY: A total of 165 beauticians and hairdressers, both male and female of work experience more than or equal to 1 year were assessed from beauty parlors and salons in and around Bangalore. Various Salons were visited and the details and methods of the study were explained to the owners and the employes, consent was taken after which the study was being carried out, in which a brief assessment was taken, few questions based on the questionnaire (NDI) were asked, graded and the total score was calculated; photographs of the employees in the most awkward posture maintained by them for more than 1 minute was captured, which was later used for the assessment of RULA scale and the scores were interpreted. All the data was tabulated in an excel sheet and the statistical analysis of the data was done from which the results were concluded.
RESULTS: Out of the total sample size (n=165), 39,4% (n=65) reported experiencing neck pain in the past month. The NDI scores revealed that 96.4% (n=159) of the beauticians had mild to moderate neck disability, indicating substantial functional limitations. The RULA assessment demonstrated that 24.8% (n=41) of the participants were exposed to high-risk postures during their work activities, suggesting an increased likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders. The VAS scores indicated that 42.4% (n=70) of the beauticians reported moderate to severe neck pain, signifying a significant impact on their daily lives and well-being.
CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence of a high prevalence of neck pain among beauticians, with significant functional limitations and pain intensity. The NDI, RULA, and VAS assessments collectively contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the issue, highlighting the urgent need for interventions aimed at improving workplace ergonomics and addressing the specific needs of beauticians. By implementing ergonomic modifications, such as adjustable workstations, regular breaks, and postural education, it is possible to reduce the prevalence and severity of neck pain, enhance functional abilities, and promote the well-being of beautician.

Key words: Trapezitis, Beauticians and Hairdressers, VAS, NDI, RULA


 
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DG, DG, R G. Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study. J Med Res Rev. 2024; 2(1): 1-6. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230624050257


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DG, DG, R G. Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study. J Med Res Rev. 2024; 2(1): 1-6. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230624050257



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DG, DG, R G. Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study. J Med Res Rev. (2024), [cited March 01, 2024]; 2(1): 1-6. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230624050257



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, D. G., , . D. G. & R, . G. (2024) Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study. J Med Res Rev, 2 (1), 1-6. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230624050257



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, Deeksha G, Dr. Gayathri, and Ganavi R. 2024. Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study. Journal of Medical Research and Reviews, 2 (1), 1-6. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230624050257



Chicago Style

, Deeksha G, Dr. Gayathri, and Ganavi R. "Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study." Journal of Medical Research and Reviews 2 (2024), 1-6. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230624050257



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

, Deeksha G, Dr. Gayathri, and Ganavi R. "Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study." Journal of Medical Research and Reviews 2.1 (2024), 1-6. Print. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230624050257



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

, D. G., , . D. G. & R, . G. (2024) Prevalence and Risk of Trapezitis in Beauticians and Hairdressers: An Observational Study. Journal of Medical Research and Reviews, 2 (1), 1-6. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230624050257