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RMJ. 2018; 43(2): 239-241

Association among shoulder pain, working hours and device usage in male bankers, Lahore, Pakistan

Mehreen Aslam Gill, Fahad Tanveer, Ashfaq Ahmad, Syed Amir Gillani.

Objective: To determine the association among shoulder pain, working hours and device usage in male bankers of Lahore, Pakistan.
Methodology: In this cross sectional survey was done and data on 514 subjects was collected through a convenient sampling technique via self-reported questionnaire. Study participants were had work related aches and working duration more than 3 hours. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 21.
Results: Out of 514 subjects, 106(20.62%) used computer, 36(7.00%) telephone/mobile phones, 19(3.70%) paper work and 3(0.58%) type writer for 8-10 hours. There were 80(15.56%) subjects who suffered mild pain and worked for 7-8 hours, 74(14.40%) 6-8 hours, 69(13.42%) 8-10 hours and 13(2.53%) 2-4 hours, respectively. 65(12.65%) subjects who suffered from moderate pain worked for 8-10 hours, 59(11.48%) 7-8 hour, 50(9.73%) 6-8 hours and 4(0.78%) 2-4 hours, respectively. 136(26.46%) suffered from mild pain used computer, 64(12.45%) telephone/mobile phone, 29(5.64%) paper work and 7(1.36%) type writer.
Conclusion: There was significant association between shoulder pain and working hours and between working hours and device usage but no association between shoulder pain and device usage.

Key words: Shoulder Pain, working hours, device usage

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