International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023


Prevalence of Neck Pain among Laptop Users in Administrative Staff

Namrata Bansode | Pranav Bhosle [2] | Mamta Ingle


Abstract: Background: Neck pain (NP) is a common problem in the community, affecting approximately 70% of people at some point in their life. The prevalence of neck pain in administrative staff is 85.71%. Peoples who use laptops are at greater risk for neck pain complaints. The prevalence of neck pain and other musculoskeletal problems was found higher in most of the staff because of the extended use and adopting improper posture while using laptop. The incidence and prevalence of neck pain is increased with the development of information technology and the move toward service sector Oriented employment, and which is further influenced by an increase in sedentary work as well as occupational and recreational computer use. Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of neck pain among laptop users in administrative staff. Method: A cross sectional survey was carried out among working Professionals who are administrative staff. The sample (n=105) staff were selected. 105 administrative staff were taken as per selection criteria which included both male and female between the age group of 25 to 50 years. Using convenience sampling, the staff Laptop Use and Neck Pain Risk Questionnaire with informed consent was distributed among 105 administrative staff. Laptop use was taken as outcome measurement parameters. Results: It was observed that long time use of laptops was ergonomically inappropriate. The prevalence of neck pain and other musculoskeletal problems was found to be higher in most of the staff because of the extended use and adopting improper posture while using laptop. Poor adaptation of posture was mainly because of unawareness about laptop ergonomics. The population of 105 subject (75 male 35female) were surveyed for the prevalence of neck Pain and disability in the age group 25-50years. Out of 105 staff NPRS score were no pain 15 (14.28%) staff and pain in 90(85.71%) staff Therefore prevalence of neck pain was 85.71%. Conclusion: The above study show that the neck pain in subjects between age 25 to 50 years who use laptop in sitting position for more than 6 hrs/day and. 85.71% showed neck pain. The study concluded that overuse of laptop in day-to-day life shows neck pain. But every patient neck pain is due to laptop use.


Keywords: Neck Pain, Neck disability index, Numerical pain rating scale


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 189 - 192


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