Prevalence of Neck Pain and Disability in Computer UsersJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2017-08-05
Authors : Yakshi Bhardwaj; Richa Mahajan;
Page : 1288-1290
Keywords : Neck pain; Neck disability index NDI; Computer users; Students;
Introduction In current era of information technology, computers are widely used by students. Prolonged use of computers during daily work activities and recreation is often cited as a cause of neck pain among college students. Objective The aim of the study was to find the prevalence of neck pain and disability in computer users (students of Galgotias university). Method 500 students (computer users) participated in the study voluntarily by filling the Neck disability index questionnaire and Visual analogue scale. Result Prevalence of neck pain was 99.2 % and disability due to neck pain was 65.8 %. Conclusion Incidence of neck pain is very high in students with prolonged computer usage. But the incidence of the disability caused by it is not very high.
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