Prevalence and Pattern of Musculoskeletal Problem among Software Engineers in a Private Firm, Chennai- A Cross Sectional Study
Keywords:Musculoskeletal problem, Software Engineers, Inofrmation Technology
Introduction: Information Technology Industries has been a boon to many jobseekers. With its advantage,
it has also brought many disadvantages in view of the health of the Software Engineers.
Objectives: The objectives of the present study were to estimate the prevalence and pattern of musculoskeletal
problems among the Software Engineers
Material and Methods: This study was a cross sectional study conducted among Software Engineers
working in a private firm Chennai. The sample size was calculated to be 403. The study was conducted
with the nordic questionnaire. The data was collected and analysed through Statistical Package for Social
Sciences. Multivariate analysis, Chi square was calculated and P value of less than 0.05 was considered
Results: The results showed that the median age of participants was 26 years. The overall prevalence of
musculoskeletal problem in any area of focus was 85.6% in the past 1 year and 49.9% in the past 1 week.
The majority was affected with problems in the Neck followed by the Lower back and Shoulders.
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