UPM Institutional Repository

Does prolonged standing at work among teachers associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)?


Alias, Ayuni Nabilah and Karuppiah, Karmegam and How, Vivien and Perumal, Velu (2020) Does prolonged standing at work among teachers associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (2). pp. 281-289. ISSN 1675-8544; ESSN: 2636-9346


In order to accomplish a wide range of duties and responsibilities that may be done under unpleasant working conditions, prolonged standing posture is common with school teachers. Nevertheless, standing upright for a long time or otherwise regarded as prolonged standing frequently contributes to body pain and discomfort, muscle fatigue and even health problems such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The aim of this paper is to review MSDs arising from prolonged standing and spread information on existing ergonomic and non-ergonomic interventions to alleviate prolonged standing discomfort. Systematic review on prolonged standing school teachers with specific keywords were recognized to discover the appropriate studies and information in a systematic search. The informations in this review may be helpful to guide teacher, school management and researchers to implement the suitable interventions in order to minimise the health issue due to MSDs among school teachers.

Download File

[img] Text

Download (298kB)

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: School teacher; Musculoskeletal disorders; Prolonged standing; Work-related musculoskeletal disorders; Ergonomic interventions
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 17:49
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:49
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/77945
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item