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Incidence of Varicose Veins and Associated Risk Factors Among Factory Workers to Develop an Ergonomically Sound Workplace

  • Shella Marie Almazan
  • Dan Joshua Gascon
  • John Paolo A. Isip
  • Peren Landayan
  • Karen E. LarozaEmail author
  • Jairah Heidilene Jose
  • Paula A. Vicente
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1215)

Abstract

The high prevalence of Varicose Veins among adults is continually imposing the interest of the public worldwide. Since varicose veins problems affects about one (1) of five (5) adults and sixteen percent (16%) of adults at the age sixty (60) years old and above and around twenty-two (22) millions of women and eleven (11) millions of men worldwide. Discovering that there’s also a higher risk of women having a varicose vein or about 50% of American women. Furthermore, a new study also shows that aside from women, tall person is great risk of developing a varicose vein. Alongside with non-modifiable risk factors is the nature of work of an individual which contribute to acquiring varicose veins especially those with stationary jobs. Therefore, the researchers conducted an epidemiologic study to measure the prevalence, measure of association and identifying the risk factors in the development of varicose veins. Prevalence rate is found out to be at fifty eight percent (58%) of which both identified risk factors and odd ratio re both in positive numbers. Leaning bas, and kinesthetic activities are recommended to mitigate the risk in developing the disease.

Keywords

Varicose vein Factory worker Risk factors Ergonomically workplace 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The researchers insist to acknowledge these people who gave their time and knowledge in helping them. First, we want to give the highest gratitude to the God Almighty who never fails to guide us throughout the study and the wisdom and strength to finish this study. To our Adviser, Engr. John Paolo A. Isip. for always assisting, patient guidance, enthusiastic encouragement and useful advice of this research and to your unconditional support.

Our parents who supported us both morally and financially.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shella Marie Almazan
    • 1
  • Dan Joshua Gascon
    • 1
  • John Paolo A. Isip
    • 1
  • Peren Landayan
    • 1
  • Karen E. Laroza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jairah Heidilene Jose
    • 1
  • Paula A. Vicente
    • 1
  1. 1.La Consolacion University PhilippinesBulihan, Malolos City, BulacanPhilippines

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