Musculoskeletal Disorder Among University Students

27133 WordsJan 28, 2013109 Pages
Abstract Musculoskeletal disorders have been associated with the use of computers. This, coupled with the widespread of computers have contributed to the huge amount of research based on office workers, these researches and studies have identified the computer-related risk factors as; duration of use, frequency of use and awkward posture. However, there is limited study found on university students’ computer usage and the prevalence of musculoskeletal discomfort, despite the fact that computers have become an essential tool in students’ academic life. Therefore, there is a need to study university students’ computer usage and the present of these identified risk factors, as they are the next-generation workforce. The intention of this…show more content…
20 Figure 2.2: Some body parts susceptible to work-related musculoskeletal disorders..............22 Fig.2.3: Laptop in use with two poor postures and one recommended posture.......................33 Fig.2.4: User-centred design....................................................................................................42 Fig.2.5: Theory of Change.......................................................................................................45 Fig.2.6: Ergonomics Computer Workstation and Posture........................................................45 Fig 4.1: Gender of respondents................................................................................................56 Fig 4.2: Age of respondents.....................................................................................................57 Fig 4.3: Level of study of respondents.....................................................................................57 Fig 4.4: Faculty of study of respondents..................................................................................58 Fig 4.5 Ethnic status of respondents.........................................................................................58 Fig 4.6: Weekly usage..............................................................................................................59 Fig. 4.7 Daily
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