Abstract : About one third of our lives we spend asleep. Ayurveda has also given more importance by considering it one among Trayopasthamha. The condition of Insomnia may not be a life threatening illness, but it has tendency to damage the persons daily life, including his social and occupational life. Ayurveda has a very good approach towards the treatment of Nidranasha by both internal and external medications. As MoordhniTaila is mentioned highly effective in inducing good sleep hence for this present study water has been selected for Shirodhara to evaluate its effect on Nidranasha. The therapy shows 42.1% improvement in duration of sleep with p<0.001, 56.4% improvement in sleep initiation, 23.6% improvement in disturbed sleep, 29.5% improvement in disturbances in routine work with p<0.01 and 28.8% improvement in no. of interruptions, 29.5% improvement in dreams with p<0.05.It also showed good improvements almost all the associated symptoms of Nidranasa. The follow up study showed the symptoms reappeared after one to two months of completion of the treatment.
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background: Neck pain as a work related musculoskeletal disorders in computer workers is a high prevalent disability with varying clinical signs and symptoms. Individuals present with neck signs and symptoms to the physical therapist and get treated. Though the treatment is done, chances of recurring of the pain is high. Hence assessment of work place, physical load of work and psychosocial stress an individual is going through must also be assessed to get the clarity of musculoskeletal disorder relating to neck pain and reduce its prevalence.
materials and methodology: 125 individuals suffering from neck pain were screened for BMI, pain score, psychological stress score.
results: The result of the present study was analyzed for individual, physical, psychosocial, work related risk factors. Raw data was subjected to analysis likelihood analysis x2 analyses and t tests, age difference in the variables of interest were tested. Results were assessed for monotonous work, physical tiredness at the end of the day, mental tiredness at the end of the day, break during work, neck position while working on computer, duration of constant sitting. Spermann’s rank correlation coefficient was found significant for all the factors with respect to both outcome tools used, except monotonous work risk factor.
conclusion: Physical tiredness, mental tiredness at the end of the day, break during work, recreational activity at the end of the day, neck position while working on computer were significant factors causing neck pain.
Keyword : Work and non-work related, Individual, Psychosocial risk factors, neck pain, computer workers.
Abstract : Background: According to WHO, over 1000 million people worldwide are employed in small scale industries. Garment Industry of India is one among these industries. Asian garment factories reported most incidences of back, neck and shoulder disorders due to working with constrained postures, poorly designed workstations and non-ergonomic tools.
Objective: This study is intended to find the musculoskeletal risk levels and discomforts among the garment factory workers so that we can develop alternate approaches like posture awareness and avoid further musculoskeletal problems.
Setting and Design of the study: Observational study conducted in a garment factory, Belagavi.
Materials and Methods: Static and dynamic working posture and its risk for musculoskeletal disorder was observed in 150 workers of Next Fashion Apparels, Belagavi, Karnataka.
Statistical Analysis: Data analysis was done using SPSS version 16.0. Descriptive statistics including mean and standard deviation were used to analyse the data. ANOVA was used to compare means of all group.
Results: RUBA score was higher in printing section followed by the stitching section. No pain was significant.
Conclusion: The study concluded that Garment factory workers of Next fashion apparels factory had a medium risk of musculoskeletal symptoms and disorder. No pain was significant as the years of working of the workers were less as compared to the previous studies.
Clinical Implication: Authors in the future can consider this study for reference of years of work as here the same is less as compared to other studies.
Abstract : Body image is a person’s perception, thoughts and feelings about one’s own body. A significant number of men and women are dissatisfied with a number of aspect of their bodies. This may lead to psychological manifestations, which include conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). A diagnosis of BDD is associated with poor quality of life as well as marked functional impairment in the affected individuals. While current cognitive-behavioral approaches have demonstrated limited success in treating BDD, they are far from expectations. DSM V considers the condition as an OCD spectrum disorder. Similar manifestations are explained in conditions such as Atatwabhinivesha, explained in the Ayurvedic parlance. Ayurveda is effective in approaching similar conditions with the components of treatment mentioned such as yuktivyapasraya and satvavajaya techniques. The approach towards the conditions like BDD on the purview of Ayurveda and its scope is being discussed further, in this paper.
Keywords: Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Atatwabhinivesha, Satvavajaya. Rasayana, Yuktivyapasraya
Keyword : Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Atatwabhinivesha, Satvavajaya. Rasayana, Yuktivyapasraya
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Study Design: A Randomized Controlled Study
Background and Objectives: Quadriceps, hamstrings and hip muscles are significantly impaired in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The hemibridge with ball and balloon exercise provides an optimal zone of apposition (ZOA) of the diaphragm that may help to address trunk instability and also strengthening of hamstrings and hip muscles. The present study intends to evaluate the effects of hemibridge with ball and balloon exercise as an adjunct to conventional therapy in knee osteoarthritis patients.
Methods: Twenty patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups (Experimental and control). The experimental group along with conventional therapy received hemibridge with ball and balloon exercise while the control group just received the conventional therapy for 10 sessions over 10 days.
Results: The difference between pre and post of VAS in both the groups was statistically highly significant (p=0.0001) but clinically more percent of change was seen in experimental group. The p value of Lequesne index for knee OA by paired t test was statistically highly significant with p value of 0.0001.
Conclusion: Patients in the experimental group who received an additional hemibridge with ball and balloon exercise had superior outcome measures to those in the control group who just received conventional therapy.