PREVALENCE OF NECK PAIN IN COMPUTER USERS AMONG THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, PESHAWAR
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Keywords

Computer users
Neck pain
Prevalence
Students

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Ullah, I., Khan, A., Ullah, S., Khan, M., Beland, B., & Shah, A. (2021). PREVALENCE OF NECK PAIN IN COMPUTER USERS AMONG THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, PESHAWAR. Annals of Allied Health Sciences, 7(1), 8-11. Retrieved from http://aahs.kmu.edu.pk/index.php/aahs/article/view/122

Abstract

Objective: To find out the prevalence of neck pain in computer users among the undergraduate students at Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar.

Material & Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out at Khyber Medical University, Peshawar. The sample size calculated for the research study was 301. Convenience sampling technique was used in this study and disproportionate sampling was used for the selection of study participants from different departments of Khyber Medical University.

Results: The study reported that 43.52 % have suffered from neck pain and female (53.6%) are more vulnerable than male (38.7%). The most affected age ranges from 15 to 20 years of age 47.7%. According to time duration of system usage per day those users who used computer system for 5 to 6 hours (52.2%) were more prone to neck pain followed by those users who used computer system more than 6 hours 47.8% and then those users who used computer system for 3 to 4 hours 41.4%. The study revealed that prevalence of neck pain is most frequent in those who had used laptop 45.4% as compared to desktop users 36.5%.

Conclusion: The prevalence of neck pain was reported more in student using computer, almost every second student using computer had reported with neck pain.

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