Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain and Fatigue among String and Wind Music Students

Authors

  • Ahmad Zamir Che Che Daud Che Daud Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Nadiah Fauzi Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Teknologi MARA
  • Qayum Sabri Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Teknologi MARA
  • Kounosuke Tomori Major of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences, Tokyo University of Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3457

Keywords:

musical instruments, pain, fatigue, musculoskeletal disorder

Abstract

Music students are more likely to get Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), fatigue, and pain. However, limited studies compared MSDs, pain and fatigue between different types of musical instrument players. This study compared MSDs, pain, and fatigue among music students who play wind and string instruments. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a group of music students in one of the universities in Malaysia. No statistical differences in pain and fatigue were found, but more wind players experience MSD at the wrist and hand than string players. Therefore, students who play string instruments should be more watchful with MSD symptoms.

Keywords: Musical instruments, pain, fatigue, musculoskeletal disorder

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3457

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Che Daud, A. Z. C. C. D., Fauzi, N. ., Mohamad Sabri, M. Q. ., & Tomori, K. . (2022). Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain and Fatigue among String and Wind Music Students . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 261-267. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3457