Obaid Eissa Abdulaziz Almalki*
Rehabilitation Centre, Physical Therapy Department, National Guards Health Affairs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Obaid Eissa Abdulaziz Almalki, Rehabilitation Centre, Physical Therapy Department, National Guards Health Affairs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: July 20, 2023; Published: August 10, 2023
This research helped to draw attention to the effect of laptop use on the spinal cord vertebrae among college students who usually tend to spend long hours sitting in front of a computer screen to do their academic work. The main aim of this project was to investigate the awareness of using laptops on spinal vertebrae posture among college students in Dublin. It has evolved in response to the need to reach a better understanding of how proper sitting posture is important for college students, because most students are required to use a laptop without considering the impact of computer-related musculoskeletal symptoms. In this research, I used a qualitative research technique to fulfill its aim. Ten students were interviewed. They were chosen from Dorset College Dublin and Dublin International Foundation College. Their ages ranged from 24 to 30 years old and they study postgraduate diploma courses. The results of this project showed that only one of the participants reported musculoskeletal discomfort. However, the participants agreed that they felt uncomfortable when they used a laptop for more than five hours per day as well as regarding laptop stations. This study has been able to demonstrate that the participant who uses a laptop station has no cervical discomforts. In conclusion, the findings contribute additional evidence to suggest students should adjust the height of a laptop to the preferable level to prevent computer-related musculoskeletal discomfort.
Keywords: Laptop; Posture; College; Students; Health; Laptop Station; Spinal Vertebrae; Discomfort
Citation: Obaid Eissa Abdulaziz Almalki. “The Awareness of Using Laptops on Spinal Vertebrae Posture Among College Students”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.9 (2023): 73-78.
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