A study to assess the respiratory health status of petrol pump workers in Pune city

Authors

  • Ms. Sonal Sharad Kurane, Mrs. Shubhangi Borude

Keywords:

Petrol pump workers, Respiratory health status, Assess, Affect.

Abstract

Occupational hazards can have short-term risks or long-term risk associated, short term risk includes physical injuries whereas long term risks may be increased risk of developing cancer or heart related diseases.  Aim of the study to assess the respiratory health status of petrol pump workers in Pune city. Materials and methods: Quantitative research approach with exploratory research design were used for this study. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used for the samples of 100 petrol pump workers. Each samples age, gender, education, years of working, duration of exposure, use of mask were recorded. Respiratory health status of the samples was recorded with observational tool which included respiratory rate, pulse rate, oxygen saturation, peak expiratory flow rate, nail inspection. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in data analysis.  The findings of the respiratory health status were associated with the demographic variables. Result: The findings shows that the age of the sample is 56% which is >30 yrs. and all are male i.e. (100%). The majority 75% of participants shows moderately affected respiratory health status. In the age category, the Chi-square calculated value (36.58) is > than Chi-square table value i.e. (3.48) for the p-value of 0.05>0.001. Which indicates that age is significantly associated with the respiratory health status of samples. The parameter of peak expiration flow rate, the Chi-square calculated value (100.00) is > than Chi-square table value i.e. (5.99) for the p-value of 0.05>0.001. Which indicates that it is significantly associated. There is significant association between the respiratory health status and respiratory clinical parameters at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: In this study samples who are having higher age and years of working in the petrol pump their respiratory health status is moderately affected. The awareness is necessary among the petrol pump workers about occupational hazards so they can use mask and gloves while working.

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Published

2022-05-05