Neck postures during smartphone use in university students and office workers

A field study

Grace Szeto, Daniel To, Sharon Tsang, Arnold Wong, Jay Dai, Pascal Madeleine

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Office workers and university students are known to suffer from neck pain as they are frequent users of electronic devices. The present study utilized inertial motion sensors to examine real-time spinal kinematics in office workers and university students for 3 h in their natural working/studying environment. Office workers (10 males, 10 females) and university students (11 males, 11 females) were recruited by convenience sampling. Their mean ages were significantly different (Workers: 40.8 ± 8.5 years; Students: 21.5 ± 2.6 years). Five inertial motion sensors (Noraxon myoMotion™) were attached firmly onto the occipital protuberance, and the spinous processes of C6, T3, T12, and the sacrum, respectively, yielding angular displacements of the cervical, upper thoracic, lower thoracic and lumbar segments. The mean postural angles and the number of variations (zero crossings per minute) were analyzed. Self-reported neck pain score was higher in office workers (4.1 ± 3.7 on a 0–10 numeric scale) than that in students (2.3 ± 2.0, P = 0.076). Students adopted significantly greater degrees of lumbar flexion compared with office workers. Conversely, office workers tended to adopt slightly larger neck postural angles than students. Similarly, there was no significant between-group difference in zero crossings for the different spinal segments. Multivariate regression analyses showed that interaction of posture and duration of smartphone use were factors significantly contributing to musculoskeletal symptoms in students (P < 0.001), while age and gender were significant risk factors for symptoms in office workers (P = 0.001).

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 : Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders
RedaktørerSebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita
Antal sider4
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2019
Sider122-125
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-319-96082-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-96083-8
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Begivenhed20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italien
Varighed: 26 aug. 201830 aug. 2018

Konference

Konference20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
LandItalien
ByFlorence
Periode26/08/201830/08/2018
NavnAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Vol/bind820
ISSN2194-5357

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Posture
Health Personnel
Neck
Students
Neck Pain
Thorax
Sacrum
Smartphone
Biomechanical Phenomena
Multivariate Analysis
Regression Analysis
Equipment and Supplies

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Szeto, G., To, D., Tsang, S., Wong, A., Dai, J., & Madeleine, P. (2019). Neck postures during smartphone use in university students and office workers: A field study. I S. Bagnara, R. Tartaglia, S. Albolino, T. Alexander, & Y. Fujita (red.), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018: Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders (s. 122-125). Springer. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Bind. 820 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96083-8_15
Szeto, Grace ; To, Daniel ; Tsang, Sharon ; Wong, Arnold ; Dai, Jay ; Madeleine, Pascal. / Neck postures during smartphone use in university students and office workers : A field study. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018: Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders. red. / Sebastiano Bagnara ; Riccardo Tartaglia ; Sara Albolino ; Thomas Alexander ; Yushi Fujita. Springer, 2019. s. 122-125 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Bind 820).
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Neck postures during smartphone use in university students and office workers : A field study. / Szeto, Grace; To, Daniel; Tsang, Sharon; Wong, Arnold; Dai, Jay; Madeleine, Pascal.

Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018: Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders. red. / Sebastiano Bagnara; Riccardo Tartaglia; Sara Albolino; Thomas Alexander; Yushi Fujita. Springer, 2019. s. 122-125 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Bind 820).

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Szeto G, To D, Tsang S, Wong A, Dai J, Madeleine P. Neck postures during smartphone use in university students and office workers: A field study. I Bagnara S, Tartaglia R, Albolino S, Alexander T, Fujita Y, red., Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018: Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders. Springer. 2019. s. 122-125. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Bind 820). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96083-8_15