Sina Temsgen Tolera* and Sintayehu Kebede Kabeto
Intoduction: Occupational-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) often present significant health and costeffective loads on all the societies exposed any work type mostly in low income countries. Consequently, information pertaining to occupational related musculoskeletal disorders among Beauty Salon Workers (BSW) in our country; Ethiopia is unidentified. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence occupational-related musculoskeletal disorder among beauty salon workers in Adama town, Eastern Ethiopia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was applied from April to May 2018. About 372 beauty salon workers recruited as sample using the systematic random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS_ Version 21). The significance of associations was evaluated at alpha 0.05 p-value with a confidence intervals (95%) and Adjusted Odds Ratios (AOR). Results: The study revealed that the response rate was 98.92% (N=368). The prevalence of occupational related musculoskeletal in one year and in one week was 56% (n=205) [95% CI (51, 60)] and 33% (n=120), respectively. Age [AOR: 2.001; 95% CI (1.174, 4.346)], alcohol use [AOR: 2.28; 95% CI (1.38, 3.79)], absence of training regarding safety [AOR: 0.11; 95% CI (0.03, 0.27], working posture [AOR: 0.14; 95% CI (0.05, 0.22)], and duration of service [AOR: 1.65; 95% CI (1.11, 2.14] were statistically significantly associated determinants. Conclusions: The study concluded that occupational related musculoskeletal disorder and disability were prevalent among Adama Town beauty salon workers which to be associated with alcoholism, absence of safety training and duration of service. Thus, the authors forward that workshop or seminar programs need to address these factors.
Published Date: 2019-11-27; Received Date: 2019-11-11