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This quasi-experimental research aimed at investigating the effects of Thai massage program on the office syndrome among personnel. The samples consisted of 30 personnel of Phrapokklao Nursing College, Chanthaburi who had worked in office and were equally divided into an experimental group (n = 15) and a control group (n = 15). The research instruments included a device of trunk forward flexion test, a Back Scratch Test, a questionnaire of eye fatigue, and a 13-posture Thai massage program for relaxing. The implementation and data collection were conducted from May to July, 2018. Statistics used for data analysis included frequency, percentage, Wilcoxon signed-ranks test, and Mann-Whitney U test.
The research results revealed that after receiving the Thai massage program, the experimental group had statistically significant higher mean scores of trunk forward flexion and right shoulder flexibility than those before receiving the program at the .05 level, and had statistically significant lower mean score of eye fatigue than that before receiving the program at the .01 level; whereas the mean score of left shoulder flexibility was not statistically significant different; and it was found that the experimental group had statistically significant higher mean different scores of trunk forward flexion and right shoulder flexibility than those in the control group at the .05 level. However, the mean different scores of left shoulder flexibility and eye fatigue were not statistically significant different between two groups. The findings suggest that personnel with office syndrome should apply Thai massage for their self-cares in order to increase trunk forward flexion and shoulder flexibility as well as to reduce eye fatigue.
that personnel with office syndrome should apply Thai massage for their self-care in order to increase trunk forward flexion and shoulder flexibility as well as to reduce eye fatigue.
บทความและรายงานวิจัยในวารสารพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข เป็นความคิดเห็นของ ผู้เขียน มิใช่ของคณะผู้จัดทำ และมิใช่ความรับผิดชอบของสมาคมศิษย์เก่าพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข ซึ่งสามารถนำไปอ้างอิงได้
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