This study has been conducted to assess the
prevalence and factors associated with musculoskeletal
morbidity amongst the workers involved in the tailoring
1.To assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal morbidity
amongst tailor in a rural area of Tamil Nadu.
2.To assess their ergonomical factors in the workplace.
Materials and Methods:
A Cross sectional study was conducted in a rural
area of Tamil Nadu over a period of 3 months from
March to May 2019. The sampling frame comprised of
tailors in a rural area of TamilNadu. A total of 50
subjects who were willing to participate in the study
were interviewed (p=66%). The sampling method was
simple random sampling and the data collection tool was
a questionnaire and the data collection technique was the
interview method. Data entered in excel sheet and
exported to SPSS for windows , version 16.0 software for
In this study, 50 questionnaires were returned by
the individuals involved in the tailoring occupation in
Chennai. The prevalence of the various musculoskeletal
morbidity risk factors in tailors were found to be
significant. Working hours has been found to cause
trouble in the last 12 months in 26% individuals who
work more than 8-10 hours per day, chair without
backrest has caused trouble which hasn't allowed a
person to do work in the past 12 months in 28%
individuals, and unsatisfactory workstation ergonomics
has caused trouble in the past 12 months in 34%
individuals, apart from others. Musculoskeletal
morbidites were found in individuals 52% , and is found
to have a significant relationship with being a tailor.
To recommend suitable ergonomical alternatives
and reduce associated musculoskeletal morbidities.