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Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and upper extremity in computer workers

Ambreena Rasool, Muhammad Salman Bashir, Rabiya Noor.

Abstract
Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) for computer office worker, who work 6 hours or more per day on the computer.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted in different government and private banks and mobile franchises. Demographic information, work ergonomics and relevant data were collected by using a standardized questionnaire after obtaining signed consent from them. Data were analyzed through SPSS version 16.
Results: Out of 150 potential subjects, 128 were returned completed questionnaires with the response rate of 85%. Age ranged between 25-35 years. Neck associated complaints were in 47.42% males and in 67.74% females. Shoulder complaints were 45.36% in males and 77.42% in females. Hand complaints were 20.62% in males and 54.84% in females.
Conclusion: The prevalence rate of WRMSD was higher among females than males.

Key words: Musculoskeletal disorder, computer users, pain


 
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Rasool A, Bashir MS, Noor R. Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and upper extremity in computer workers. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 52-55.


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