Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 10; Issue 2 (April 2022)

Page No.: 4134-4138

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2022.102

Prevalence of Neck Pain during Post Pandemic among Physiotherapist Students using Electronic Gadgets at Gurugram University: A Cross-Sectional Study

Kapil 1, Antim Goyal *2, Parul Singhal 3, Bijender 4, Rakhi Goyal 5, Sunny Ohlan 6, Sanket Goyal 7.

1,*2 Master of Physiotherapy (Orthopedics), Gurugram University, Gurugram (Haryana), India.

3,6 Senior Resident (Demonstrator), Department of Community Medicine, Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College Nalhar, Nuh (Haryana), India.

4 Assistant Professor (MPT, Sports medicine), Department of Physiotherapy, Gurugram University, Gurugram (Haryana), India.

5 Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, AL-FLAH school of medical science and Research Centre, India.

7 Consultant pediatrician and neonatologist in W-Pratiksha Hospital, Gurugram (Haryana), India.

Kapil: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9641-6331

Antim Goyal: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0404-4572

Parul Singhal: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9806-6670

Bijender: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0560-8675

Rakhi Goyal: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7992-8802

Sunny Ohlan: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8669-0994

Sanket Goyal: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9588-6216

Corresponding author: Dr. Antim Goyal, Master of Physiotherapy (Orthopedics), Gurugram University, Gurugram (Haryana), India. Mobile No.: 7982071311 E-Mail: palramrichh@gmail.com


Background: Neck pain is a chronic episodic condition characterized by persistent fluctuating pain. Neck pain is characterized by potential damage to a certain structure of the cervical spine.

Aims and Objectives: (1) To find out the prevalence of neck pain in physiotherapy students in Gurugram University in India. (2) To find out the associated factors related to neck pain.

Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 300 physiotherapy students of Gurugram University from November 2021 to December 2021. We include all the BPT and MPT students 18-25 years of age. The questionnaires were provided to the students via Gmail or personal messages and data were collected after filling up the online google forms. Self-structured closed-ended questionnaires were used and an NDI scale was applied to know the intensity of neck pain. The confidentiality and anonymity of study respondents were maintained. The data was collected were entered in a Microsoft excel sheet and analyzed using SPSS v 22 statistical software.

Results: Out of the total 300 participants 65% were female and 35% were male. Most of the participants were in the age group of 18-20 years. According to the NDI questionnaire and we found that 55% have mild disabilities and a smaller number of participants have severe disabilities.

Conclusion: This study found that neck pain is the most common musculoskeletal disorder by using electronic gadgets during this pandemic of COVID-19. Different factors like the faulty posture of the study, place, continuous study hours, and mode of study are also the reason for neck pain

Keywords: Neck pain, laptop users, online classes, MSDs.


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Cite this article: Kapil, Antim Goyal, Parul Singhal, Bijender, Rakhi Goyal, Sunny Ohlan, Sanket Goyal.  Prevalence of Neck Pain during Post Pandemic among Physiotherapist Students using Electronic Gadgets at Gurugram University: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Physiother Res 2022;10(2):4134-4138. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2022.102