International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Sports and Fitness | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Prevalence of Rounded Shoulders in Smartphone Addicts and its Effect on Neck Disability

Shreya Shah | Sneha Yadav | Dr. Camy Bhura [5]

Abstract: Background: Since the emergence of smartphone these devices have become incredibly prevalent and widely accepted among the population, especially due to its portability, easy access to internet and worldwide connectibility. The increasing integration of smartphones into daily life can have a significant role in the development of anomalies of the neck and shoulders commonly, rounded shoulders due to the way the shoulders are positioned. This negatively affects the neck disability index of the user. Need of study: As there is a paucity of literature regarding prevalence of rounded shoulders among smartphone addicts. So, the need of this study is to find prevalence of rounded shoulders and its effect on neck disability in the district of Vadodara. Objective: Prevalence of rounded shoulders among smartphone addicted users and its effect on neck disability. Methodology: A cross - sectional observational study was conducted among 40 individuals who were smartphone addicted users to check for rounded shoulders and neck disability, using Problematic Mobile Phone Use Scale, Pectoralis Minor Muscle Length Test, Scapular Index, Neck Disability Index. Results were analysed and interpreted. Result: Out of 40 individuals, 38 students were moderately addicted and 2 were severly addicted where the mean?SD of Problematic Mobile Phone Use Scale is 101?2.9, mean?SD of Pectoralis Minor Test is 11.3 mean?SD of0.67, mean?SD of Scapular Index is 0.91?0.82, mean?SD of ADL is 23.75?25.84. Conclusion: The study showed significant relationship among rounded shoulders and neck disability.

Keywords: Neck disability, rounded shoulders, smartphone addicts, smartphone addiction

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 1063 - 1067

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