Year 2019, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 123 - 127 2019-06-30

Prevalence of work related neck and shoulder pain among office receptionist of Karachi

Hira Islam Rajput [1] , Muhammad Atif Khan [2] , Muhammad Asif [3] , Muzna Kafeel [4] , Khadija Tul Kubra [5] , Muhammad Jawwad Baig Chughtai [6] , Muhammad Riaz Baig Chughtai [7]

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of work related neck and shoulder pain among office receptionist of Karachi.

Methods: It was a cross sectional study. Office receptionists from different private organizations of Karachi were selected by convenient sampling. After approval from Institutional Ethical Review Committee of Isra University, data was collected from January 2018 to June 2018. We selected office receptionist from both gender between 22 to 41 years of age. Those participants who had work experience of about one year using computer for at least two hours. A self-administered questionnaire was used to determine the work related neck and shoulder pain. Data was analyzed by SPSS version 21.

Results: The highest prevalence of work related neck and shoulder pain was found and their frequency was 72 and 62. 61% participants responded that pain starts when they perform their work. 47% participants responded that they keep their neck in bending position and shoulders elevated while using computer.

Conclusions: The prevalence of work related neck pain and shoulder pain among office receptionist was 72%. Symptoms increases with the increase contact time with the computer. So the complaints of work related neck and shoulder pain among receptionist of Karachi are much higher when they perform their work. Therefore, it is recommended that as postural training and ergonomically designed furniture can decrease complaints of pain and occurrence of injuries, increase productivity, improve morale, and decrease work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Prevalence, Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, computer user, postural training
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Research

Orcid: 0000-0001-8250-5827
Author: Hira Islam Rajput (Primary Author)
Institution: Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences Isra University, Karachi Campus
Country: Pakistan

Orcid: 0000-0001-6859-9222
Author: Muhammad Atif Khan

Author: Muhammad Asif

Author: Muzna Kafeel

Author: Khadija Tul Kubra

Author: Muhammad Jawwad Baig Chughtai

Author: Muhammad Riaz Baig Chughtai


Publication Date: June 30, 2019

EndNote %0 Journal of Contemporary Medicine Prevalence of work related neck and shoulder pain among office receptionist of Karachi %A Hira Islam Rajput , Muhammad Atif Khan , Muhammad Asif , Muzna Kafeel , Khadija Tul Kubra , Muhammad Jawwad Baig Chughtai , Muhammad Riaz Baig Chughtai %T Prevalence of work related neck and shoulder pain among office receptionist of Karachi %D 2019 %J Journal of Contemporary Medicine %P -2667-7180 %V 9 %N 2 %R doi: 10.16899/jcm.571620 %U 10.16899/jcm.571620