Volume 1, Issue 3 (12-2015)                   J Health Res Commun 2015, 1(3): 9-15 | Back to browse issues page

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Shokri S, Qhalenoy M, Taban E, Ahmadi O, Kohnavard B. Evaluation of Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Students Using Portable Computer in Faculty of Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. J Health Res Commun. 2015; 1 (3) :9-15
URL: http://jhc.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-92-en.html
Qazvin University
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Background The musculoskeletal disorders consist dominate part of occupational disease. Work with Portable Computer also can became one of the predominant cause of the musculoskeletal disorders. Therefore aim of this study was assessment of musculoskeletal disorders prevalence rate among portable computer using students and assessment of pain rate in different body regions and identify of more exposed organs. Methods This was a cross – sectional expression study that carry out on total students of the Qazvin Health collage (184 persons).To determine the prevalence of disorder from repetitive movements of the different organs of the body was used of kernel questionnaire as well as computer related musculoskeletal disorders questionnaire was used. Results Based on computer related musculoskeletal disorders questionnaire, most people felt pain in the right shoulder (23.9). Based on kernel questionnaires Upper arm, right neck, right hip and lower extremities, respectively, with 2/29% 3/30%, 2/8% have most pain. Conclusions Less using of tables and chairs for working with laptop is a common ergonomics problem among students. The use of tables and chairs for work with laptop and a using of external keyboard to reduce stress on the was proposed.

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