A comparative study to assess Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test among agricultural workers who sprayed pesticide and non- agriculture workers in Wardha District in Central India

Dr. Manish A. Prasad, Dr. Rakesh Peshane, Dr. S.Z. Quazi, Dr. Abhay Mudey
2020 International Journal Of Medical Science And Clinical Invention  
Pesticides are very harmful for human health especially for farmers who are more in contact with them. Objective: To compare Nerve Conduction Test among agricultural workers exposed to pesticide and non-agricultural workers. Method: A sample size of 83 in each group was selected. A pretested questionnaire was prepared comprising of socio-demographic profile, work practices followed by agricultural pesticide sprayers, detail clinical history & findings of Nerve Conduction Test. Result: The mean
more » ... . Result: The mean Latency in occasional pesticide sprayer was 3.12 ± 0.95 and in regular pesticide sprayer was 3.88 ± 1.08, on applying student t test the result was observed to be significant. The mean conduction velocity in occasional pesticide sprayer was 52.95 ± 11.28 and regular pesticide sprayer was 43.96 ± 12.34, on applying student t test the result was significant. Conclusion: agricultural workers, pesticide sprayers, nerve conduction test, occupational health Keywords: Pesticide, agriculture workers, Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test, Personal Protective Equipments (PPE).
doi:10.18535/ijmsci/v7i01.07 fatcat:etwo2xkiwnas7iwisyi4pjzmqm