Ademola James Adeyemi

Ademola James Adeyemi |Clyto Access

Principal Lecturer at the Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria


Expertise: Obesity, School bag, MSD,Ergonomics, School children


Ademola James Adeyemi obtained his Ph.D. from the department of Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).  He was a member of the Ergonomics Research team of UTM and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Malaysia, where he serves as statistical and electromyography data analyst.  The research team has also been investigating the various factors associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders among workers in the public and private sectors. His research interests include school/children ergonomics and he has been using multivariate statistical techniques to investigate the complexity and interaction among factors associated with back pain among backpack users in schools. He has publications in referred journals on the subject matter and he is presently a Principal Lecturer at the Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria. 



Title: Comparison of the Effect of Backpack Weight on Normal, Overweight and Obese Primary Schoolchildren

Abstract: Literature is full of reports about the rise in the rate of overweight and obesity among children in both developing and developed nations. This rise has the potential of affecting their performance in school as the problem could interact with the problem of excessive backpack load, leading to the development of a complex problem among the children.  Moreover, there is a wrong misconception that their additional weight gives room to carry more backpack load. This is what this paper is aimed at investigating as the survey responses and the backpack culture of obese/overweight and normal weight children were statistically analysed and compared in order to identify any significant difference between them. The paper finally highlighted the need to monitor the backpack culture of the overweight and obese schoolchildren   in order to minimize their exposure to the risk of back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders in future.,

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