Association Between Visual Impairment and Neck Pain in Computer Users; A Cross-Sectional Study

Visual Impairment and Neck Pain in Computer Users

Authors

  • Saba Shabbir Premier College, Lahore
  • Amina Sadaqat Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Maham Wakeel Kasur Institute of Allied Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Rana Muhammad Arslan NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Mountain Hall Treatment Center Scotland United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i8.767

Keywords:

Nearsightedness, visual impairment, postural control, neck pain, forward head posture, posture postural balance

Abstract

The most common cause of disability in the world is visual impairment. It is a condition that impairs vision and may not be improved by corrective lenses. The key factor for visual impairment is near vision. Nearly 10–21% of people report having neck pain at work, which contributes to forward head position and neck pain. Objective: This study examined the relationship between visual impairment and neck pain-related complaints brought on by awkward or bad posture among computer users between the ages of 21 and 30. Methods: 141 computer users between the ages of 21 and 30 were chosen for a cross-sectional study based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. The Neck Disability questionnaire and the Visual Functioning Questionnaire - Near Activities Subscale (VFQ-NAS) were used, respectively, to evaluate neck discomfort and visual impairment. Results: When performed one at a time with each group, and when the whole set of data was considered to correlate each other, there is a correlation between visual and neck-related complaints that provided significant value (P0.05) of the Chi-square. Conclusions: It is concluded that there is a strong relationship between visual impairment (nearsightedness) and neck pain.    

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2022-08-31

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Shabbir, S., Sadaqat, A. ., Wakeel, M. ., & Muhammad Arslan, H. R. . (2022). Association Between Visual Impairment and Neck Pain in Computer Users; A Cross-Sectional Study: Visual Impairment and Neck Pain in Computer Users. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(8), 67–71. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i8.767

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