ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING PROPER BODY POSTURE AMONG OFFICE EMPLOYEES OF KOLLAM.

Mrs. Sheeja S, Mrs. Feby Fulgen, Dr. Jyothilakshmi, Mr. Amithab. M

Abstract


Introduction:- Body mechanics” is a term that indicates a coordinated effort of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems to maintain balance,
posture, and body alignment in daily life, which is directly related to effective bodily functioning. Improper working posture increases the risk of
damage to the body. Body mechanics refers to the method of efficiently using the body when making movements, such as bending the body, lifting a
heavy object or person, stretching an arm, sitting, standing, or lying while performing tasks.
Materials and methods
Ÿ Research approach and design: One group pre test post test research design was used to conduct the study.
Ÿ Sampling technique: purposive sampling method was adopted.
Ÿ Sample: 29 office employees of Kollam.
Ÿ Tool : structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge regarding the importance of maintaining proper body posture
among employees
Result: The data shows that out of 29 samples 37.93 belongs to 41-50 years of age group. 58.62 percentage were males ,41.37 were having
education post graduation ,75.86 were married , 37.93 were having , 68.96 percentage were belongs to nuclear family,65.51 were belongs to APL,
37.93 had BMI between 29-39.
Conclusion: the findings of the study reviled that there was statistically significant difference in the knowledge of the importance of maintaining
proper body posture among employees the present study indicated that there was a significant different between mean pretest and post test
knowledge score regarding knowledge of the importance of maintaining proper body posture among employees, Since the calculated t value 1.89
is greater than the p value 0.03398, at 0.05 level of significance, the research hypothesis is accepted and video assisted teaching is found to be
effective.at kollam.


Keywords


Video assisted teaching, Knowledge, Body posture, Office employees

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