Volume : VIII, Issue : IV, April - 2019

Text Neck Syndrome a Growing Epidemic among Smart Phone users.

Ms. Pooja Jayan Nair

Abstract :

Text Neck is an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury to the neck caused by holding your head in a forward and downward position for extended periods of time. This causes excessive amounts of tension in the deep muscles of your neck and across the shoulders resulting in acute and chronic neck pain. A Descriptive study design was used to assess the risk of text neck syndrome among 80 smartphone users. Non probability purposive sampling was used to select the sample. The findings of the study revealed about 8.75% were at mild, 67.50% were at moderate risk and 23.75% were at severe risk for text neck syndrome. The common risk prone behaviours adopted were prolonged use of smart Phone (46.25%), (28.75%) hold phone below eyelevel, (37.50%) do not take eaks. While technology can add convenience to our lives, excessive use of smart phone can increase the risk of developing TNS

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Text Neck Syndrome  

Article: Download PDF    DOI : https://www.doi.org/10.36106/paripex  

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TEXT NECK SYNDROME A GROWING EPIDEMIC AMONG SMART PHONE USERS., Ms. Pooja Jayan Nair PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-4 | April-2019


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