Record number :
2406846
Title of article :
Analyzing musculoskeletal system discomforts and risk factors in computer-using office workers
Author/Authors :
Ardahan, Melek Department of Public Health Nursing - Ege University, Faculty of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey , Simsek, Hatice Department of Public Health Nursing - Ege University, Faculty of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey
Pages :
5
From page :
1425
To page :
1429
Abstract :
Objective: This study analyzed the prevalence of work-related computer-user musculoskeletal discomforts, personal and computer-related risk factors. Methods: A cross-sectional survey on 395 office workers was made between July-September 2015. Musculoskeletal symptoms and risk factors were evaluated for participants’ demographics and job attributes on the 21-item questionnaire and the Turkish-Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire. Results: Participants reported musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck (67.85%), back (66.33%), lower back (59.49%), right shoulder (45.32%) and left shoulder (43.54%) during the past week and work interference was 33.6%, 28.5%, 30.6%, 31.3% and 31.9%, respectively. Musculoskeletal discomfort risks were being male, increasing daily computer usage, feeling computer-usage discomfort, hours working at desk and having knowledge about ergonomic exercises. Conclusion: Musculoskeletal symptoms are common in Turkish office workers and indicated the need for more attention to musculoskeletal disorders and designing effective preventive interventions.
Keywords :
Musculoskeletal discomfort , Computer-usage , Office workers
Journal title :
Astroparticle Physics
Serial Year :
2016
Link To Document :
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