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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part G

An extensive usage of hand held devices will lead to musculoskeletal disorder of upper extremity among student in AMU: A survey method


Author(s): Rajan Balakrishnan, Elanchezhian Chinnavan, Tan Feii

Abstract: Title: Extensive usage of hand held devices will lead to musculoskeletal disorder of upper extremity among student in AMU: Survey Objective: The use of hand held devices (HHD) has been increase dramatically in past decade. While texting or using HHD user has to use their thumb and palm (upper limb) muscle extensively. The objective of this study is to find out the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder in upper limb among student in AMU. Method: 200 student was chosen randomly for participating in this research, questionnaires (DASH and Your use of computing and communication devices) was distributed to them and there was instructed to answer all questions, the questionnaires were collected at the same day and for those who participate goodies bag were given. Result: The result shows that 100% of the students in AMU are cell phone users. The cell phone usage duration was interpreted from questionnaires, based on 24 hours calculation and it was found that the largest duration spend on cell phone was for 14 hours for purpose of email, browsing, Recreation, Gaming, follow by making call for 12 hours and lastly scheduling for 7 hours. The symptoms of pain was evaluated by using VAS (visual analogue scale), 27.5% of them were known to be unaffected by hand pain symptom, 44.5% of them were affected by mild hand pain, for moderate hand pain there were 24% of them. Apart from that there were 3.5% of students were known to be affected by severe hand pain and worst possible pain. Conclusion: To live in accordance to the current advancements of the technology, the use of cell phone in our daily living is crucial. However, prolonged use of cell phone is known to cause symptoms of musculoskeletal disorder keeping this into consideration, more study should be done in the future to create awareness among cell phone user regarding the seriousness of this matter.

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How to cite this article:
Rajan Balakrishnan, Elanchezhian Chinnavan, Tan Feii. An extensive usage of hand held devices will lead to musculoskeletal disorder of upper extremity among student in AMU: A survey method. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(2): 368-372.
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