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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 683-691

Study of Hand Grip Strength of Rural and Urban Household Performing House Hold Work
Abha Singh1* and Tajesvita2
1Department of Family Resource Management Collage of Home Science N.D.U.A.T, Kumar Ganj Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India,
2Family Resource Management Collage of Home Science N.D.U.A.T,
Kumar Ganj Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Women are the back bone of household activities. They spend daily almost 13-14 hours on household work and caring the family members. The household activities consists of cooking, washing clothes, washing utensils and mopping the floor. The rural women even carry out farm work (sowing, Transplanting, harvesting and Threshing) while urban women are not involved in farm work. However no matter how much they do and how much time they spent in performing, these activities, it will go un-noticed because of its non-economic value. But the drudgery involved in performing these activities are very high. The strain due to the drudgery impairs the health of household women, which affects the quality and time spent in work. The physiological discomfort caused by drudgery reduces the hand grip strength and causes other kinds of fatigue. Therefore there is a need to understand the extent of changes in the hand grip strength of women from rural and urban areas due to cooking, mopping, cleaning of utensils and washing of clothes. Hand grip strength affects the time taken to perform a job. In this study only cooking, mopping, cleaning utensils and washing clothes are included because these four activities are common both in rural and urban households.

Keywords: Drudgery, cooking food, mopping floor, cleaning, utensils, hand strength, rural house hold.

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Abha Singh and Tajesvita. 2020. Study of Hand Grip Strength of Rural and Urban Household Performing House Hold Work.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 683-691. doi:
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