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Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development
Year : 2013, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 154) Last page : ( 156)
Print ISSN : 2230-9047. Online ISSN : 2231-6736.

Ill Manufactured School Furniture: A Cause of Musculo-skeletal Disorders

Kaur Nirmal, Vinay Deepa

Department of Family Resource Management, College of Home Science, G.B.P.U.A. & T., Pantnagar (U.S. Nagar), Pantnagr-263145, Uttarakhand

Online published on 15 February, 2014.


The schools years are said to be the formative years of a child, therefore the classroom should be designed in such a manner that it does not impose physical and mental strain on them. A comparative study was undertaken to find out the postural deformity among school children while using furniture present in their school and ergonomically designed furniture. Total 120 children were selected from the Campus School of Pantnagar. Purposive sampling was used for the experimental study and data were gathered by observation through necked eyes as well as through video recording. Subjects were allowed to work on both the furniture. Results showed that postural deformity was minimum while using ergonomically designed furniture as compare to ordinary furniture.



Posture, Postural deformity, Ergonomic table and chair.


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