Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 5 (October 2019)

Page No.: 3232-3238

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.169


Priya S 1, Harish. S. Krishna 2, Bamania Bharat Kumar Veljbhai *3.

1 Associate professor, Department of physiotherapy, Laxmi Memorial College of physiotherapy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

2 Professor, Department of physiotherapy, Laxmi Memorial College of physiotherapy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.           

*3 Department of physiotherapy, Laxmi Memorial College of physiotherapy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Address for Correspondence: Bamania Bharat Kumar Veljbhai, Department of physiotherapy, Laxmi Memorial College of physiotherapy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. E-Mail: bamania786@gmail.com


Background: Neck pain is one of the main causes of those who use video display terminal devices. Prolonged period of work in an awkward posture would mainly lead to neck pain among the VDT users. Studies show the prevalence of neck pain among VDT users as 45.5%. It is essential to identify factors for preventing people from getting neck pain. Studies show that musculoskeletal disorders are related to physical fitness level. Many factors in physical fitness can predict the incident of musculoskeletal disorders. There are still studies which are specific to neck pain and physical fitness in office workers.

The context and purpose of the study: The main aim of the study is to compare the flexibility, strength, endurance and proprioception of neck among the VDT users in college students with neck pain and without neck pain.

Results: The main finding of this study was that the video display terminal device users who use more than 4 hours / day have significantly lower flexibility, endurance and proprioception among student with neck pain compared to without pain VDT devices students. But there is no significant difference in strength among both groups.

Conclusion: The majority of VDT user’s students who have neck pain are more affected in range of motion, endurance and proprioception compare to without neck pain. But there is no significant difference in strength among both groups.

Implication: static posture without taking break in student who use VDT devices can be decrease in physical fitness of neck, so student are take break in between time to time and stretch their leg as well as arm ,neck.     

Key Words: VDT device, Neck pain, ROM of neck, endurance, proprioception, strength.


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