Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among IT professionals

Authors

  • Muhammad Mirza Shahzaib University of South Asia, Cantt Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Haroon Raza University of South Asia, Cantt Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ahsan Javed Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of South Asia, Cantt Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sumbal Salik Johar Institute of Professional Studies, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nehrat Kumar Alias Akash Life Special School, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Asma . The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Rana Muhammad Arslan Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of South Asia, Cantt Campus, Lahore.

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https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i1.275

Abstract

Over the previous two decades, computer use has increased the occurrence of musculoskeletal problems and other disorders. Frequent computer use is to blame for a slew of MSDs that can cause fatigue, pain, and even impairment. Tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood muscles, and veins are all affected by these conditions. Methods: The study design of this research was cross-sectional. The sample size of 413. The data was gathered from IT Professionals of 4 different software houses of Lahore. Nordic musculoskeletal disorder questionnaire was used. Results: The most affected body regions among were neck (63.9%), lower back (58.6%), and upper back (42.9%). Other affected regions were; Right shoulder (39.2%), Left shoulder (33.7%), both shoulders (31.2%), one or both hips/thighs (26.2%), right wrist/hand (23.2%), one or both knees (22.8%), left wrist/hand (20.8%), one or both ankles/feet (19.4%), right elbow (15.3%), left elbow (12.6%), both wrist/hand (12.3%) and both elbows (8.2%) respectively. Conclusion: It was concluded that there is high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders seen in the IT Professionals,

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2022-01-31

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Shahzaib, M. M. ., Raza, H. ., Javed, A. ., Salik, S. ., Akash, N. K. A. ., ., A., & Arslan, H. R. M. . (2022). Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among IT professionals. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(1), 197–200. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i1.275

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