Author(s): Byung-Jun Cho, Ga-Ram Choi, Yong-Taek Han, Seung-Yong Kim, Gyoung-Yong Kim5, Dong-Min Shin

Email(s): choigaram@afa.ac.kr , cho6451@gmail.com , rthan102@hanmail.net , sykim@g.ut.ac.kr , dragon01@gg.go.kr , dmshin@ut.ac.kr

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00066.5   

Address: Byung-Jun Cho1, Ga-Ram Choi2, Yong-Taek Han3, Seung-Yong Kim4, Gyoung-Yong Kim5, Dong-Min Shin*6
1Dept. Emergency Medical Technology, Kangwon National University, Joongang-roSamcheok-siGangwon-do, 25913, Republic of Korea
2Republic of Korea Air Force Academy, Sangdang-gu Namil-myeon 335-1 Cheongju, Chungbuk, 28187, 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: This study analyzed the upper body angle of firefighters carrying a patient on a stretcher with helmets. The purpose of the study was to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms. Methods/Statistical analysis: Fire firefighters (N=15) with helmets performed lifting and lowering a stretcher. At this time, we compared the angles of their neck, shoulders, back, and upper body muscles. With the collected data, descriptive statistics were conducted for each part and situation. Findings: We used an analysis method to verify the difference before and after wearing helmets. Upper body angles were calculated as follows. With a helmet, the shoulder angle at E1 while the worker was lifting down the stretcher was statistically significant (p<.05). The neck angle at E2 and E3 while the worker was lifting the stretcher was statistically significant (p<.005, p<.05). And the back angle at E2 (p<.05) and shoulder angle at E2 (p<.005) showed statistically significant values with helmet, while the worker was lifting the stretcher. Improvements/Applications: Therefore, our results suggest that developing higher helmets will reduce the stress of neck and back and musculoskeletal fatigue.


Cite this article:
Byung-Jun Cho, Ga-Ram Choi, Yong-Taek Han, Seung-Yong Kim, Gyoung-Yong Kim5, Dong-Min Shin. The Study of upper body angle of Fire-Fighters carrying a Patient on a Stretcher with Helmets. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2018; 11(1): 363-368. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00066.5

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Byung-Jun Cho, Ga-Ram Choi, Yong-Taek Han, Seung-Yong Kim, Gyoung-Yong Kim5, Dong-Min Shin. The Study of upper body angle of Fire-Fighters carrying a Patient on a Stretcher with Helmets. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2018; 11(1): 363-368. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00066.5   Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2018-11-1-66


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