Growing Obesogenic and Psychogenic Work Built Environment Predisposition to Ill-Health Conditions: Are Bank Employees’ Vulnerable in Nigeria?

Samuel Adesina OKUESO


The bank sector in Nigeria is facing several challenges that predispose workers to several health threats that are latent but require attentions by health workers to prevent or reduce their incidences, such as obesity with its attendant ill-health conditions and psychophysiological conditions such as fear of job loss, repetitive stress injuries among others. Eight hundred and eighty one bank employees were randomly selected as participants for the study while questionnaires: RMIICQ (0.82), RCIHCQ (0.76), POPPIQ (0.90) and RCOQ (0.73) were used for data collection. The findings revealed that the bank work environment predisposes employees to ill health such as musculoskeletal condition: RSI and burnout syndrome. The finding also revealed that employees are not significantly aware that their work built environment lead to a number of ill health conditions.It was recommended that health education intervention will assist workers in adopting several life style models that may assist to reduce the incidence and predisposition to all attendant ill-health conditions such as nutrition education and use of exercise and sitting position at work.

Keywords: Obesogenic, Psychogenic, Bank employees, Ill-Health Conditions, Vulnerable

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