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Current practice of laptop computer and related health problems: A survey based on ergonomics.

Ekta Chavda, Siddharthkumar Parmar, Manish Parmar.

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Abstract
Background: In recent years, laptop computers were popular among college students for the purpose of education as well as recreation.

Aims & Objective: The present study was designed to evaluate the current practice of Laptop computer and computer related health problems among college students, based on ergonomics.

Material and Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted over a three month timeframe, from April to June, 2013 in tertiary care hospital and teaching medical college. We included 100 students with age group 22-28 years, using laptop computer. Pre-designed and content validated, self-reporting questionnaire was used for data collection. Student’s refusal for participation and incomplete questionnaire were excluded in the study.

Results: Current practice of laptop’s usage was ergonomically improper. Prolonged usage in improper posture has created various musculoskeletal problems among medical students.

Conclusion: Current practice of laptop’s usage exposes students to prolonged poor postures which leads to various musculoskeletal problems. There is a need to increase the awareness of ergonomics to improve the current practice of laptop’s usage and to minimize health problems among students.

Key words: Ergonomics; Laptop Computer; Musculoskeletal Problems; Health Problems


 
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Ekta Chavda, Siddharthkumar Parmar, Manish Parmar (2013) Current practice of laptop computer and related health problems: A survey based on ergonomics.. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 2 (4), 1024-1026. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.120820131



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Ekta Chavda, Siddharthkumar Parmar, Manish Parmar. "Current practice of laptop computer and related health problems: A survey based on ergonomics.." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 2 (2013), 1024-1026. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.120820131



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