Prevalence and Factors Associated with Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Office Staff Working with Computers in Faculty of Medicine, Princess of Naradhiwas University

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Kolip Payanglee
Nattawut Tadsaichol
Kittipat Sattayatit
Suwaida Jalong
Fadeelah Samoh

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of the musculoskeletal injuries and the relationship between musculoskeletal injuries and personal factors among office staff working with computers in Faculty of Medicine, Princess of Naradhiwas University. Methods: In this descriptive research, data were collected from 39 volunteers, using the standard Nordic questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries. Chi-Square and Fisher’s exact tests were used to determine the relationship between musculoskeletal injuries and personal factors. Results: There were 33 persons (84.62%) of office staff having musculoskeletal injuries in the past 12 months, and the top three areas of the injuries were neck, shoulders, and low back. Furthermore, 22 persons (56.41%) were injured in the past 7 days, and the top three areas of the injuries were shoulders, upper back, and neck. In addition, the relationship between personal factors and musculoskeletal injuries indicated that gender was related to musculoskeletal injuries in the past 7 days (p < .05) and shoulder injuries in the past 12 months (p < .01). Work experience was also related to musculoskeletal injuries and upper back injuries in the past 12 months (p < .05), while height was related to shoulder injuries in the past 12 months (p < .05). Body mass index was related to shoulder and wrist or hand injuries in the past 12 months (p < .05). Conclusion: The results showed that most of the office staff working with computers had the neck, shoulders, upper back, and low back injuries. Therefore, the university should expedite the analysis of further additional risk factors to plan for improvement and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries among the office staff.

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Payanglee, K., Tadsaichol, N., Sattayatit, K., Jalong, S., & Samoh, F. (2022). Prevalence and Factors Associated with Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Office Staff Working with Computers in Faculty of Medicine, Princess of Naradhiwas University. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 42(1), 121–134. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/254191
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