Bhavna Anand1*, Sara Nishat1, Natasha Khanna2, Shubhi Kulshrestha1 and Sukriti Raj1
1Amity Institute of Physiotherapy, Amity University Noida, UP, India
2Aarogya Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Bhavna Anand, Amity Institute of Physiotherapy, Amity University Noida, UP, India.
Received: September 01, 2021; Published: September 23, 2021
Background: Text neck syndrome is a terminology used to describe a repetitive stress injury which occurs when individuals keep their head and neck flexed downwards. This syndrome is known to occur during activities like texting, typing when the neck is bent for extended periods and leads to excessive amount of pain. The aim is to check the association of neck disability and upper extremity musculoskeletal discomfort in text neck syndrome among adults age group 18 - 45 years using smartphones and other electronic devices more than 5 hours a day for more than a year.
Methods: 113 participants took part in survey out of which 22 were excluded as they didn’t fulfil the criteria of inclusion. Data was collected from 91 participants and two standard questionnaires - Neck Disability Index and Upper Extremity Functional Index- 15 were used for data collection. Data was interpreted using Microsoft excel and correlation was found using Pearson coefficient.
Results: There was slightly positive association between neck disability and upper extremity discomfort and out of 91 participants, 80 had some characteristic of neck disability. The present study shows prevalence of neck disability due to text neck syndrome to be around 28.17% in the 18 - 45 age group by using NDI scale. Most affected age group was 21 years.
Conclusion: The study shows weak positive association between neck disability and upper extremity musculoskeletal discomfort in text neck among adults with r value (0.343).
Keywords: Association; Text Neck Syndrome; Upper Extremity Discomfort; Neck Pain; Neck Disability
Citation: Bhavna Anand., et al. “Association of Neck Disability and Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Discomfort in Text Neck Syndrome among Adults".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.10 (2021): 82-86.
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