A kinesiological and postural analysis for various upper body extremities of nursery and afforestation workers
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CitationEroğlu H., Kayacan Y., Yılmaz R., "A Kinesiological And Postural Analysis For Various Upper Body Extremities Of Nursery And Afforestation Workers", International Caucasian Forestry Symposium, ARTVİN, TÜRKIYE, 24-26 Eylül 2013, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-6
This study will outline the challenges undertaken by works of nursery and afforestation workers, and the change they bring to the workers’ posture and body mass index after taking into account their working hours and inputing the date in an anthropometry set and calculating proper and healthy postures according to computer programs. Thus providing us to offer a description of postural change as a result of the type of work undertaken. For this purpose; a test was performed over 32 men belonging to the Artvin Regional Forest Directorate in the Ardanuc and Seyitler Forest Nursery and afforestation area at Bogaboynu. In conclusion, the average age of workers tested was 46, their height was measured at 172.44 cm, weight 80.41 kg, body mass index 15.41, and have worked for 15.41 years on average. Results as per posture analysis on the computer programs of Lafeyette Anthropometric Set and Orthoimager Posture: 1-Right-left deviation of the head’s anterior for 94% of workers, 97% of the works shows sagital deviation towards the front or back 2-Asymmetry between the distance of the head posture and Acromion Process 3-Deviation between right-left Acromion Process for 91% of the workers 4-Deviation between the sagittal’s Acromion Process and Plumbline for 97% of the workers 5-Deviation to the right or left between the anterior Sternal Notch and Plumb Line for 94% of the workers 6-Deviation to the right or left between the anterior’s Plumb line and Acromion Process in all workers. As a result, the type of labour in forestry, commonly known as nursery and afforestation creates a negative effect of deformation, especially in upper extremities.