Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders In Computer Operators
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Musculoskeletal disorders
Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire

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Gaikwad, M. S. ., & Shete, D. D. (2017). Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders In Computer Operators. VIMS Health Science Journal, 4(1), 27–29. Retrieved from


Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) are injuries which includes many types of strain, sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sciatica and low backache etc and also includes disorders to muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones, joints, cartilages and spinal discs. Our study aim at prevalence and identify most commonly affected body region among computer operator. To identify prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder among computer operator and appropriate scale: Standardised Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire (NMQ) was selected. Procedure: Ethical approval from IEC was obtained. Subjects fulfilling inclusion criteria was selected for the study. Written consent from the subjects was obtained. Study procedures was explained to the subjects. Standardised Nordic Questionnaire was taken, data was analysed. Result: the study was conducted to find the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in computer operator. The highest number of MSD was found in upper back. Out of 50 participants, 20 computer workers are having pain in upper back region followed by shoulder, low back, neck & wrist. Conclusion: MSDs particularly upper limbs disorders and back problems, occurred in high rate among computer operators. In the present study upper back pain is the most frequently reported. Low back pain, wrists/ hand and shoulder pain is the next frequent type.

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