Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)
Prevalence of cervical pain on computer workers in Parul University
Author(s): Dr. Nensi V Gandhi, Dr. Megha Shingala, Dr. Marmik Shah, Dr. Vishwa Patel
Abstract: Background: To know the prevalence of cervical pain among computer workers. Aims and Objectives AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of cervical pain of computer workers in parul university. Objectives: § To Determine the Cervical Pain Among Computer Workers. Material and Methodology Material Used:- § Demographic Data § Questionnaires § Paper § Pencil/Pen Methodology:- Source of Data: 50 Parul University Computer Workers. Study Design: Observational Analytical Study. Sample Size: In This 50 (N=50) Parul University Computer Workers. Study Population: Parul University Computer Workers. Sample Selection Criteria: Inclusion Criteria: § Persons using computer more than 3 hours a day. § Age between 20-45 years. Exclusion criteria § All other persons who were not fulfilling the above mention criteria they were excluded. § Participants were excluded if they had any specific medical condition affecting the cervical spine. Outcome Measures § Performa For Data Collection § Neck Disability Index (NDI) § Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) Procedure: In the observational study, we had taken population age ranging from 20 to 45 years we had taken both population male and female population Survey was done by filling a questionnaire form. Observational and analytical study was done using NDI for detecting functional limitation of patient with cervical pain. Numerical pain rating scale was taken to evaluate the pain in patients who have neck pain. After filling a questionnaire we had scoring for both the scales individually. On the basis of scoring we made a conclusion on the basis of data we had obtained from the neck disability index and numeric pain rating scale. Result: The result of study shows mean NDI score was 25.92 and SD was 16.14. The mean working hour of computer worker is 5.06 hours. The study shows 56% computer workers have neck disability and 14% and 4% have moderate and severe neck disability respectively. Conclusion: The studies concluded that the incidence of neck pain and disability is high with prolong use of computer.