PREVALENCE OF NECK PAIN AND ADOPTED POSTURE IN DRIVERS
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Keywords

Driving Postures, Driving Ergonomics, Postural Neck Pain

How to Cite

Kashif, M., Zafar, M., Asif, M., & Munawar, F. (2016). PREVALENCE OF NECK PAIN AND ADOPTED POSTURE IN DRIVERS. Annals of Allied Health Sciences, 2(1), 23-27. Retrieved from http://aahs.kmu.edu.pk/index.php/aahs/article/view/58

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was to study the frequency of neck pain and the posture adopted by the drivers employed in The University of Faisalabad (TUF).
METHODS: Descriptive study, cross-sectional survey was conducted to collect data from 33 participants by using modified questionnaire derived from Neck Disability Index, Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire and Schiff neck pain. The questionnaire containing 22 questions was distributed among 33 drivers who were working at TUF. Information was collected regarding the presence of neck pain and its corresponding factors and outcomes.
RESULTS: The results established from this research exposed that only 18% drivers experienced neck pain while 82% were pain free. 3% of the university drivers drove leaning forward posture, 15% were multi taskers, 3% racer and 79% had pimps posture.
CONCLUSION: Only a minority of drivers working in TUF experienced neck pain while majority of the drivers were pain free. Large number of drivers exhibited pimps posture.

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