"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part F
Effect of worksite physical activity program on neck pain among nursesAuthor(s):
Anupama JS, KS Sharad and R Rejeesh KumarAbstract: Background and Objectives:
A work site physical activity program that includes the component of physical activity. Benefits of WSPAP are reduce health risk, strengthen the bones and muscles, improves the ability to do daily activities and increase the chance of living longer 
Work related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) is a wide range of inflammatory and degenerative disease and disorders that result in pain and functional impairment arising when an individual is exposed to work conditions. The cause of work related MSDs are usually multifactorial including physical, ergonomic, and psychological factor 
. WMSDs usually occurs in workers who have excessive repetition,awkward postures,and heavy lifting 
. Objectives were To obtain the effect of worksite physical activity in reducing neck pain among nurses. To study the effectiveness of worksite physical activity in reducing neck pain among nurses by comparing the findings with a control group.
Methods: This was an experimental study conducted among nurses in the various departments of hospital . 30 subjects participated in the study in which 15 were in experimental group and 15 were in the control group. Prior to the study an informed consent was signed and in the procedure was explained to the subjects. The exercises include Neck warm up and mobility exercise, neck stretching exercises, neck isometrics and postural advices. Duration of the intervention were of 4 weeks. And outcome measure used to rate there pain and subjective discomfort during the working hours was neck disability index and numeric pain rating scale.
Results: the study result suggest that there is a significant improvement in the scores on neck disability index and numeric pain rating scale for the experimental group post intervention. By comparing the pre-test and post-test neck disability scores in nurses in the experimental group, mean change is the 23.74 is the difference between pre-test and post-test (42.67&18.93).
Interpretation and Conclusion: Statistically it is observed that, the work site physical activity program leads to a significant improvement in strength and decrease neck pain of the subjects under study. Based on the performed study, it can be concluded that WSPAP can be performed as a daily routine to improve strength and to decrease pain on neck. Pages: 356-362 | 163 Views 6 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Anupama JS, KS Sharad, R Rejeesh Kumar. Effect of worksite physical activity program on neck pain among nurses. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):356-362.