Prevalence of Work-Related Wrist and Hand Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) among Computer Users, Karnataka State, India.

Srilatha, * and Maiya, Arun G and Bhat, Vinod H and Sathiakumar, Nalini (2011) Prevalence of Work-Related Wrist and Hand Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) among Computer Users, Karnataka State, India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 5 (3). pp. 605-607.

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Abstract

Background: Work-related musculoskeletal (WMSD) disorders of the wrist and hand have been reported among computer users. Data on estimates of prevalence of computer users in India are limited. Aim: To Find prevalence of self-reported WMSD of the wrist and hand among computer users. Method: A survey using questionnaire distributed to 783 computer users, employed at two workplaces in Karnataka, India. Result: Prevalence of self-reported WMSD of the wrist and hand was 58%. Women were more to report symptoms than men (69% vs. 53%). Computer users between 21 to 30 years of age were more to report symptoms than those between 40 to 55 years (76% vs. 9 %). Conclusion: The prevalence of WMSD of wrist and hand is high and dependent on gender and age. There is a need to develop specific strategies in workplace to reduce the occurrence of WMSD of the wrist and hand.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: WMSD, Computer users, Prevalence, Wrist and Hand symptoms
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 05:36
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 14:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/899

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