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Health consequences of long hour use of computer on the teaching and non-teaching faculty in an educational institution

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2016    |    PP. 1-14    |PDF (528 K)|    Pub. Date: October 16, 2016
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Author(s)
Marium bint saad bin Mubarak, College of Applied Medical Science, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Raisa Nazir Ahmed Kazi, College of Applied Medical Science, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Shaheena Tabassum Ahsan, College of Applied Medical Science, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Raisa N Kazi, Raisa N Kazi, College of Applied Medical Science, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract
Computer has become an essential part in an educational institution. However long duration computer use has been associated with many health issues. Back and neck pain, headaches, eye problems and shoulder and arm pain are common computer-related injuries. This study aims to find the health effect of long duration use of computer among the working employee (teaching and administrative staff) of Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University, Wadi Addawasir. Data was collected from 100 faculties by using questionnaire as a tool. The objective of the questionnaire is to obtain information regarding their working hours, duration of computer use in job hours; complain of neck pain, back pain, weight gain and eye problems. Information were also collected regarding their involvement in physical activity. Result shows that major percentage of the faculty complains of neck pain, back pain, weight gain and eye problems such as dryness, headache, and irritation to significantly level. Result also shows that less percentage of faculties are involved in the physical activity. Thus long duration use of computer in the job hours has shown the prevalence of health issues to a significant level among the faculties in an educational institution. Professional development programs should involve the strategies to deal with the health consequence of long duration computer use. There is need for proper awareness programs and workshops to follow safety measure while using computer to prevent health injuries for a better productive work.

Keywords
computer, health issue, teaching faculty

Cite this paper
Marium bint saad bin Mubarak, Raisa Nazir Ahmed Kazi, Shaheena Tabassum Ahsan, Raisa N Kazi, Health consequences of long hour use of computer on the teaching and non-teaching faculty in an educational institution, SCIREA Journal of Safety Science and Technology. Vol. 1 , No. 1 , 2016 , pp. 1 - 14 .

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