3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

The Pain Level and Discomfort on The Lower Extremities of Body Part

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The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of pain and discomfort in lower extremities of body part. Musculoskeletal Disease (MSD) is one of the problems faced by industrial worker in Malaysia. This study targets the industrial worker in Malaysia that required prolonged standing. This study uses survey to determine the pain on lower extremities of prolonged standing worker. The survey uses online medium which is Google form to collect the respondents’ data. The lower extremities body parts involved are lower back, thigh, back leg, front leg, knee, and foot. Experiment conducted to validate the pain level reported from the survey. The experiment has three tasks that design based on the data analyzed from the survey. The body part rank based on the mean pain level from the survey and the experiment. Respondents indicate their pain level based on Likert scale used in the survey questionnaire. The experiment assessment for using numerical pain rating scale (NPRS) to indicate pain level. The pain level mean from survey compared with the experiment and past study data. The most critical body part that reported high pain level are lower back, back leg, and foot. The best way to reduce pain are rest and do stretching on legs.

Published in: 3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: September 13-15, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9162-0
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767