Introduction: The extent of computer use in the offices has greatly increased over the recent decades, resulting in the risk of several health problems among computer users. Symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, etc. occur in various body parts due to the improper practice of computer ergonomics. Methodology: The descriptive survey approach had been used in view of accomplishing the main objective of the study. The tool consists of baseline pro forma along with rating scale to assess the self-reported practice of ergonomics and rating scale to assess musculoskeletal problems. The subjects consisted of 100 office workers who used the computer for their work and were selected by a purposive sampling technique. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for analysis. Results: In this study, 57% of the subjects reported mostly safe practice, 23% reported partially safe practice, 18% reported totally safe practice and 2% reported totally unsafe practice on self-reported practice of ergonomics. It was studied that 64% had moderate musculoskeletal problems, 25% had mild and 11% had severe musculoskeletal problems. The findings of the study indicated that there was a negative correlation between self-reported practice of ergonomics and musculoskeletal problems. Conclusion: The safe practice of ergonomics can lead to better occupational health
Fernandes, Preethi Ms; Rashmi, Shwetha Ms; Benny, Bimalu Ms; and Peter, Chinchu S. Ms
"Self-reported practice of ergonomics and musculoskeletal problems among computer users of selected offices at Mangaluru,"
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