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Journal of Integrative Nursing ›› 2022, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (4): 251-254.doi: 10.4103/jin.jin_17_22

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A nurse-led occupational health promotion program for farmers

Indrakshi BASU1, Rajadurai PREMAVATHY1, Smritikana MANI2   

  1. 1Department of Nursing, Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India; 2Officer on Special Duty, Nursing Branch, Government of West Bengal, West Bengal, India
  • Received:2022-03-15 Revised:2022-06-22 Accepted:2022-09-28 Online:2022-12-26 Published:2022-12-31
  • Contact: Ms. Indrakshi BASU, C/o Mr. Samir Kumar Basu, 37, Dakshinayan, Sodepur, P.O. Sodepur, P.S. Khardah, North 24 Parganas, Kolkata ‑ 700 110, West Bengal, India. E-mail:


Agrarian occupational health is a neglected primary health-care service in India. A nurse-led health promotion program is planned based on a Conceptual Model for the Occupational Health Nurse Specialist prepared by Ms. Janice Dees (1984) inspired from Orem's self-care theory. The interventions included are range of motion exercise, progressive muscle relaxation technique, foot and palm massage, and literacy on safety practices. The wellness of field farmers is expected by following this program plan.

Key words: Field farmers, health problems, health promotion program, nurse, occupational health