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Research Paper | Public Health | India | Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020
Correlation of Continuous Use of Smartphone with Musculoskeletal Disorders among Professional College Students
Arima A R | Roshni Rajan  | Ann K Mathew
Abstract: Now a day's Smartphone are the prime choice for a great majority of the people in the younger age groups for sparring their free time and also act as their first choice for getting new information for updating their knowledge. This study mainly aim to understand whether the prolonged use of Smartphone's causing any musculoskeletal disorders. Aim & objectives: To study Smartphone addiction and neck disability among college students. . Material & Methodology: The study examined 183 professional college students from Kottayam district Kerala by systematic random sampling in age group of 18 to 30 years. Students were asked to fill a Performa with the questionnaire of Smartphone addiction scale and neck disability index. Spearman Correlation coefficient was used to assess the relationship between SAS and NDI. Results: Spearman correlation coefficient showed positive moderate correlation between Smartphone Addiction Scale and Neck Disability Index (r=0.484, p <0.05). Conclusion: The study showed that musculoskeletal disorders are prevalent among professional college students because of continuous usage of smartphones.
Keywords: Smartphone, musculoskeletal disorders, Neck disability index, Smartphone addiction scale
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020,
Pages: 1345 - 1348