Effectiveness of isometric neck exercise with ergonomic intervention on neck pain and functional disability among computer professionals

Mrs. Akshara Unni, Dr. Sr. Lucyamma C. V


Background: Neck pain is a common health problem in the general population and especially among computer workers. Most people experience some degree of neck pain in their lifetime. It results in dramatic functional impairments and mobility issues. Most of the cases with neck pain is associated with disability.[1] Objectives:  The study focused on assessment of neck pain and functional disability among computer professionals, evaluation of the effectiveness of isometric neck exercise with ergonomic intervention on neck pain among computer professionals, determine the effectiveness of isometric neck exercise with ergonomic intervention on functional disability among computer professionals. Materials and methods: A quantitative research approach was used for the study.  The study was experimental in nature and non probability purposive sampling technique was used. The research design selected for this study was one group pre test post test design. The researcher selected thirty computer professionals, who met the inclusion criteria from two selected IT companies in Kottayam district. The tools used were demographic data sheet, questionnaire to assess work related factors, Wong-Backer faces pain scale for assessing neck pain and Modified Vernon neck pain disability index for assessing functional disability. Results: The result of the study revealed that the isometric neck exercise with ergonomic intervention had a statistically significant effect on neck pain and functional disability. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study it can be concluded that there is evident reduction in neck pain and improvement in  functional ability among computer professionals after isometric neck exercise with ergonomic intervention.


neck exercise, Demographic data sheet, Ambilobe

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