A Review of Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Rubber Tappers in Thailand, Malaysia, India, and Sri Lanka

  • Siti Nurhafizah Saleeza Ramlee UPNM
  • Liley Afzani Saidi
  • Wan Su Emi Yusnita Wan Yusof
  • Nur Haffiza Rahaman
  • Rayyan Cheong Tian Ming Abdullah

Abstract

Abstract: Rubber tapping is regarded as an occupational risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The impact of MSDs on the individual and their ability to work varies significantly from person to person. MSDs can cause work-limiting pain and fatigue which many people feel unable to disclose. A literature review of 14 papers on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among rubber tappers research in four selected countries Thailand, India, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. The highest number of articles were identified from Thailand, the country having the highest production of rubber. Follow by India, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka.  Ergonomic risk factors cause wide range of occupational related diseases among agriculture workers especially rubber plantation population. In view of limited study on prevalence of MSD among rubber tapper in Malaysia, this study was attempted to determine the prevalence of MSD among rubber tapper based on article selection. The highest number of articles were identified from Thailand, the country having the highest production of rubber.


 

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Published
2024-03-31
How to Cite
RAMLEE, Siti Nurhafizah Saleeza et al. A Review of Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Rubber Tappers in Thailand, Malaysia, India, and Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 315-320, mar. 2024. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/25997>. Date accessed: 19 may 2024.
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