Prevalence of Hand Dysfunction among Computer Professionals Using Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test in Puducherry RegionJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2020-12-05
Authors : Bharaneedharan.T; Saidharshini.K;
Page : 1509-1514
Keywords : Computer professionals; Hand dysfunction; Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test;
Background: Hand dysfunction is an motor impairment often associated with the computer professionals due to the regular usage of computer for an long hour in front of the computer desk. The Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test (JTHFT) was used in this study, to evaluate the hand dysfunction. Hence, this study aims to rule out the prevalence of hand dysfunction using JTHFT and to investigate the effect of age& gender differences, on hand functioning in computer professionals. Method: In this study, prevalence design, random sampling was used. Sixty individuals were taken and equally categorized into two age groups: 20-29& 30 39. The JTHFT subtests were introduced to all participants, which included the writing, card turning, picking up small common objects, simulated feeding, stacking checkers, picking up large light objects, picking up large heavy object. Speed on each subtest was calculated in seconds, and the total score was computed. Result: After statistically analyzing (chi-square test and SPSS version 20) the data collected it was found that there is a prevalent of hand dysfunction among the computer professionals in Puducherry region. Conclusion: This study concluded that the prevalence of hand dysfunction among the computer professionals in the region of Puducherry, India, were found to be changed according to the two age group from 20-29 (28.02 %), 30-39 (32.01 %) among this sixty individuals. Moreover, there is no significant results were found in association with the gender.
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