Impact of Office Chair on Health in Faculty at Jazan University | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Impact of Office Chair on Health in Faculty at Jazan University

Author(s):Aksh Chahal, Mohammed Qasheesh, Pooja Chaudhuri, Abu Shaphe and Nitesh Malhotra

Since the introduction of the parameters and guidelines for office chairs, great effort has been put while designing, manufacturing and assembling well equipped ergonomic office chairs. Designing of these office chairs led to many new additions and advancements of various major components like the seat height, adjustable back rest and adequate thigh support. So, this study was planned and executed to check the usage of ergonomic office chairs by the faculty members and the prevalence of pain in various areas and joints among male faculty members under different colleges of Jazan University. Total of 150 male faculty members from different colleges under Jazan University participated in this study. All individuals have explained the need for the current study and their consent was taken. The data were collected from all the subjects and complied which was put for statistical analysis. The result after analysis showed the prevalence of pain in lower back in 63 subjects (42%) followed by pain in upper back for 37 subjects (24.67%), shoulder pain in 17 subjects (11.33%), buttock pain in 15 subjects (10%), elbow pain in 9 subject (6%), pain behind thighs in 5 subjects (3.33%), knee pain in 4 subjects only (02.67%) and no non-subject expressed pain in wrists, fingers and ankles as their prior most discomfort.

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