The Effect of Neck Pain on Quality of Life Among Students inKing Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2022

Authors : Shaddad Fahhad Al Qahtani; Mohammed Ali Marie

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 9 - September

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Recently, the use of electronic devices and online studying keep the student under stress- ful satiations and effects of neck and back muscles. This will be affecting the Quality of life of the people. Mechanical neck pain (MNP) is described as generalized neck and/or shoulder pain with mechanical elements, such as increased NMJ symptoms by keeping a good neck position, moving around, or palpating. The cause of MNP is unknown, but it is thought to be complex. A cross-sectional study was conducted at King Saud University campus All male students studying in the KSU facility are eligible to participation the sampling was Simple random The sample size Is calculated according to “Daniel equation”. The total sample size after adding 10% nonresponse rate is 253 person The electronic form of survey distrusted ran- domly through barcode scan in entrance of college under principal investigator supervision. Electronic inform consent will obtain at the begin of the survey The questioner will have two part: first part will be about the social demographic variable The second part will bethe NPDQ. The prevalence from participant reports in the study of neck pain was ranged from 41% for mild neck pain and 16% for moderate pain and 11% for severe pain. Finally, the linearregression model using the mean total score as the continuous outcome and the demographic variable predictors was shown the age and income, significant predictors. About 70% of healthcare college students have neck pain with differentseverity with meantotal effects on quietly of life ranging from 1.71% to 18.67%. this finding may be related to Study load (long study hours per week), ergonomic factors (bending the neck forward and twisting the neck for long periods of time), and computer-related factors (prolonged computer-using time daily and the keyboard too close to the edge of a desk). We can conclude that the need for more awareness about correct setting posture and time management for study hours and keep break with physical activity during use of the computer to decrease the manifestation of neck pain


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