Abstract : ABSTRACT:
background: Neck pain as a work related musculoskeletal disorders in computer workers is a high prevalent disability with varying clinical signs and symptoms. Individuals present with neck signs and symptoms to the physical therapist and get treated. Though the treatment is done, chances of recurring of the pain is high. Hence assessment of work place, physical load of work and psychosocial stress an individual is going through must also be assessed to get the clarity of musculoskeletal disorder relating to neck pain and reduce its prevalence.
materials and methodology: 125 individuals suffering from neck pain were screened for BMI, pain score, psychological stress score.
results: The result of the present study was analyzed for individual, physical, psychosocial, work related risk factors. Raw data was subjected to analysis likelihood analysis x2 analyses and t tests, age difference in the variables of interest were tested. Results were assessed for monotonous work, physical tiredness at the end of the day, mental tiredness at the end of the day, break during work, neck position while working on computer, duration of constant sitting. Spermann’s rank correlation coefficient was found significant for all the factors with respect to both outcome tools used, except monotonous work risk factor.
conclusion: Physical tiredness, mental tiredness at the end of the day, break during work, recreational activity at the end of the day, neck position while working on computer were significant factors causing neck pain.
Keyword : Work and non-work related, Individual, Psychosocial risk factors, neck pain, computer workers.