• Abu Hassan Shaari Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Kelantan, Aras-5, Wisma Persekutuan, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  • Hasbullah Abdul Rahman Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah, Pasir Mas, Kelantan



Low back pain, rubber tapper, Felda, ergonomic


Backache is a common health problem associated with non ergonomic working environment. A cross sectional study amongst the rubber tappers was conducted to determine the prevalence of low back pain and ergonomic factors related to it. The respondents were 116 male rubber tappers from Felda scheme in the state of Pahang who were selected by random sampling. The result showed prevalence of low back pain was 60.3% and has significant association with history of backache (p<0.05). Rubber tappers were 6 times more higher to develop low back pain if they had history of backache ( Odd Ratio =6.24, 95% CI). There were no significant association
between socio-demographic factors and low back pain. Ergonomic factors such as bending during tapping, respondents' height and duration of the tapping showed no significant association with low back pain. Further study should be done in ergonomic aspect to explore the problem.


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How to Cite

Abu Hassan Shaari, & Hasbullah Abdul Rahman. (2003). SAKIT BELAKANG DAN FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHINYA DIKALANGAN PENOREH GETAH DI PAHANG . Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 3(1), 48–51.