Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 10 - 2020
Frequency of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Male Computer Users
Namra Farooq1, Adnan Ikram2, Sana Tauqeer3*, Hammad Shakeel4, Kinza Amin5, Shamaila Yaqub6 and Naveed Anwar7
1Physiotherapist University Institute of Physiotherapy Lahore, Pakistan
2Physiotherapist Riphah International University Lahore, Pakistan
3Consultant Physiotherapist, Riphah International University Lahore, Pakistan
4Consultant Physiotherapist, University Institute of Physiotherapy Lahore, Pakistan
5Physiotherapist, University Institute of Physiotherapy Lahore, Pakistan
6Lecturer University of Lahore, Pakistan

7Assistant Professor Riphah International University Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Sana Tauqeer, Consultant Physiotherapist Riphah International University Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: September 10, 2020; Published: September 29, 2020




Abstract

Objective: Objective of the study was to found the Prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Male Computer Users.

Methodology: This study was conducted in Male computer users in different banks of Lahore. All the data which was used in the present study were collected from primary resources by questionnaires. The sample size of this study was 150. Convenient sampling technique was used in this study. “Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre (DHMC) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire” was used for data collection.

Results: 97.3% respondents were daily computer users with experience of 4 to 8 years. It was found that 76 computer users had prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which was 51%. Further 101 computer users faced difficulty in picking small objects like keys and pens. 47 respondents had no difficulty in writing which was 31.3% of total, 55 respondents had mild difficulty, 31 respondents faced moderate difficulty and 11 respondents had severe difficulty in writing and 6 respondents were not able to do their work due to pain.

Conclusion: In professional life computer users frequently use computers for 6 to 9 hours daily. They keep on focusing on their jobs ignoring the negative effects on their health. This study includes people who are using computers from the last four to eight years. Further it was found that 51% Prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome existed in Male Computer Users. The prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome was found by taking average values of both “Tingling and Hand or Wrist Pain.

Keywords: Prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Difficulty in Bathing; Buttoning of Cloth; Holding Book

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Citation: Sana Tauqeer., et al. “Frequency of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Male Computer Users”.EC Orthopaedics 11.10 (2020): 55-60

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