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Keywords:Knowledge, Computer ergonomics, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Desktop users
The use of computers has become universal. Computer technology plays an integral role in our personal,
professional and educational lives and neglecting the principles of ergonomics during computer utility raises
the risk of health problems. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), Visual symptoms and Insomnia are the
common health problems among desktop users. Aims and Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding
computer ergonomics and incidence of musculoskeletal disorders Methodology: In this cross-sectional
research study 130 desktop users were recruited as study participants. The tool used i.e. selected variables
regarding study participants characteristics and Structured Knowledge questionnaire (35 items) Results:
More than 2/3rd of study participants (90%) were reported about discomfort related to eye strain, head and
neck, wrist and hand, elbow, upper back, lower back, hips and thighs and knees. Less than half of the study
participants were at average level of knowledge related to computer ergonomics and There was significant
association of selected variables (discomfort and severity of hand and wrist discomfort) was found with the
Knowledge of computer ergonomics. Conclusions: Findings of this study concluded that there was majority
of study participants reported discomfort related to the eye strain, head and neck, wrist and hand, elbow,
upper back, lower back, hips and thighs and knees and severity of hand and wrist discomfort which showed
that these organs get influence more by desktop based on body configuration.
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