Association between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Computer use among the Patients Who Attended a Selected Rehabilitation Centre of Dhaka City Authors: A. K. M Rewzan & Jeonal Abedin

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Association between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Computer use among the Patients Who Attended a Selected Rehabilitation Centre of Dhaka City

Authors: A. K. M Rewzan & Jeonal Abedin

Abstract

Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability, affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the association between musculoskeletal disorders and computer use among the patients who attended a selected rehabilitation centre of Dhaka city Materials and method: It was a cross sectional study. Sample size was 128 and a pre-tested, modified, semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 16.0.Results: Majority of the respondents (32.50 %) belonged to 41-55 year age group. Mean age was 36.7510.17 years. Most of the respondents were male (64.8 %). Study revealed that neck pain (39.1%) was the major complaint followed by back pain (17.2%). Regarding pattern of pain, continuous (32.0%) type was predominant (32.8%) graduate education groups used more (58.6%) the desktop and (59.4%) controlled computer by mouse, Majority of the respondents (40.6 %) belonged to 2-5 years regarding using computer, mean(± SD) was (6.45± 2.685) years. Most of the respondents (32.8%) used computers up to 3 hours. Near about 40 percents (39.1%) complained musculoskeletal disorders more than 1 hour of computer use. Regard measurement of pain grading scale (46.1%) of the respondents had been suffering moderate pain, about 50 percents (52.3%) were taken self medication and (65.6 %) were visited doctors. Near about 45 percents (46.9%) respondents don’t know about the effect of computer use and there were statistically significant association (P=0.012) between physically medical problem and types of computer use, There was also statistically significant association (P=0.036) between physically medical problem and control of computer. Conclusion: Study concluded that common areas of musculoskeletal pain were neck followed by back and shoulder, pain characteristics were intermittent, radiating, numbness and burning in nature. Respondents were taken self medication, different type of medical and physiotherapy service.

 Key words: Musculoskeletal disorder, Physical disability, Pain characteristic, Rehabilitation

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Title: Association between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Computer use among the Patients Who Attended a Selected Rehabilitation Centre of Dhaka City
Authors: A. K. M Rewzan & Jeonal Abedin
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1307363
Media: Online and Print
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Acceptance Date: 07/07/2018
Date of Publication: 08/07/2018
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Page: 344-355
First Page: 344
Last Page: 355

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Rewzan, A. K. M.  & Abedin J. (2018). Association between Musculoskeletal Disorders and Computer use among the Patients Who Attended a Selected Rehabilitation Centre of Dhaka City. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(3), 344-355. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1307363

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K. M Rewzan, (Corresponding Author), Senior lecturer of Radiant Collage of Medical Technology

Jeonal Abedin, Rehabilitation specialist. RANGS, BD, Ltd

 

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1307363

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