Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Housewives in Lahore: Cross Sectional Study


  • Mehwish Siddique
  • Mehreen Jabbar
  • Nimra Zulfaqar
  • Zubair Aslam
  • Hunza Riasat



Nordic questionnaires, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Prevalence and Housewives.


Housewives are always at high risk of musculoskeletal disorders due to their daily life activities. Musculoskeletal disorders commonly experienced by housewives can affect their health and well-being.

Aim: To find out the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among housewives in Lahore.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Methodology: A questionnaire survey was carried out among 179 housewives through convenient sampling technique residing in Lahore. The Nordic questionnaire was used for data collection. Data was collected through a semi structured questionnaire including closed ended questions regarding pain and disability.

Statistical analysis: The collected data was analyzed by using SPSS version 25.

Results: There was high prevalence musculoskeletal problems in last 7 days and 12 months, at least one region of the body’s involved in musculoskeletal disorders. Housewives in the age range of 31 to 40 were mostly (57%) overweight faced the severity of pain in neck (54.2%), lower back (45.3%), hips (21.8%), knees (30.7%),and in ankle (30.7%).The severity of functional impairment in last 12 months was more in lower back region (60.3%). While in the neck region was 45.8%. Conclusion: It was concluded that prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders was higher in one or more than one region in last 7 days and 12 months than functional impairment in last 12 months.