Prevalence of neck pain among desktop and laptop computer users in university staff and students

Chakravarthy, Kalyana and Girish, N (2012) Prevalence of neck pain among desktop and laptop computer users in university staff and students. International Journal of Current Research & Review, 4 (9). pp. 6-10. ISSN 0975-5241

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Abstract

The usage of computers is increasingly prevalent in the current generation, especially in student population. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) are common problems in people who spend a substantial amount of time using computers. Among various WRMSDs, neck pain is one of the commonest problems faced. The main objective of this study is to find out the prevalence of neck pain among desktop and laptop computer users in both university staff and students. The study was conducted by distributing questionnaires to a total of 328 computer users between 19 and 50 years of age of which 110 are desktop users and 218 were laptop users. The ergonomical evaluation on site of the participants was also done for the desktop users and various positions used by laptop users were evaluated. The data obtained was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The prevalence rate and the percentage of various positions used by computer users were also assessed. It can be concluded that the prevalence of neck pain among laptop computer users is higher than desktop computer users in this cross sectional study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neck pain; desktop; laptop; prevalence.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 04:31
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 04:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138866

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