Author(s): Ga-Ram Choi, Byung-Jun Cho, Yong-Taek Han, Seung-Yong Kim, Gyoung-Yong Kim, Dong-Min Shin

Email(s): choigaram@afa.ac.kr1 , cho6451@gmail.com 2 , rthan102@hanmail.net3 , sykim@g.ut.ac.kr4 , dragon01@gg.go.kr5 , dmshin@ut.ac.kr6

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00031.8   

Address: Analysis of Muscle Activity of Ambulance Workers carrying a patient on a stretcher with or without Helmets Ga-Ram Choi1, Byung-Jun Cho2, Yong-Taek Han3, Seung-Yong Kim4,Gyoung-Yong Kim5, Dong-Min Shin*6
1Republic of Korea Air Force Academy, Sangdang-guNamil-myeon 335-1 Cheongju, Chungbuk, 28187,Republic of Korea
2Dept. Emergency Medical Technology, Kangwon National University, Joongang-roSamcheok-siGangwon-do, 25913, Republic of Korea
3Korea Fire Institute 331 Jisamro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17088, Republic of Korea
4Dept. of Management Information System, Korea National University of Transportation, 50 Daehak-ro, Chungju-si, Chungbuk,27469,Republic of Korea
5Yangpeong Fire Station, Kyungkang-ro 2047 Yangpeong–eupYangpeong–gun Kyungkido, 12547, Republic of Korea
6Dept. Emergency Medical Technology, Korea National University of Transportation, 50 Daehak-ro, Chungju-si, Chungbuk,27469,Republic of Korea
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2018


ABSTRACT:
Background/Objectives: The purpose of the study was to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms. Ambulance workers with helmets performed lifting and lowering a stretcher. Methods/Statistical analysis: At this time, we compared the muscle activity of upper body muscles. With the collected data, descriptive statistics were conducted for each part and situation. We used an analysis method to verify the difference before and after wearing helmets. Findings: The results of upper body muscle activity were calculated. When workers were wearing a helmet and lowering a stretcher, the muscle activity was high and showed statistically significant values in the right sternocleidomastoid muscle (p<.005), right splenius capitis (p<.001), left splenius capitis (p<.05), right trapezius muscle (p<.05), and left erector spinae muscle (p<.005). When workers were wearing helmets and lifting the stretcher, the muscle activity was high and showed statistically significant values in the left splenius capitis (p<.001), left trapezius muscle (p<.05), and right erector spinae muscle (p<.001). Therefore, our results suggest that developing higher helmets will reduce the stress of neck and back and musculoskeletal fatigue. Improvements/Applications: Therefore, our results suggest that developing higher helmets will reduce the stress of neck and back and musculoskeletal fatigue.


Cite this article:
Ga-Ram Choi, Byung-Jun Cho, Yong-Taek Han, Seung-Yong Kim,Gyoung-Yong Kim, Dong-Min Shin. Analysis of Muscle Activity of Ambulance Workers carrying a patient on a stretcher with or without Helmets. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2018; 11(1): 170-174 doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00031.8


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