PREVALENCE OF NECK PAIN, PERCEIVED STRESS FACTORS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED FACTORS ON THE FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY IN SURGEONS AT HALDWANI –RUDRAPUR REGION

Deptee Warikoo, Meenakshi Rawat, P S Mondal, Saurabh Agnihotri, Ankita Srivastava

Abstract


The work of surgeons can involve high level of mental concentration and very precise movements that can be categorised as mild to moderate physical demands . The present study aims to investigate prevalence of chronic non-specific neck pain among surgeons in Haldwani and Rudrapur regions along this the aim is also to investigate prevalence of non-specific neck pain on the functional disability, and to analyze that how much perceived stress and other associated factors contributes on the functional disabilities in surgeons with non-specific neck pain.

Methods: A survey was conducted amongs surgeons working in various hospitals and nursing homes of Haldwani and Rudrapur regions. 60 surgeons completed the survey successfully (response rate 51.7%) . Questionnaire included NPRS , Cohen PSS, NPDS and Associated factors among surgeons. The relationship among these factors with neck pain was examined.

Results : The study indicated high prevalence rate of non-specific chronic neck pain (51.7%) . Neck pain was strongly associated with functional disability in surgeons (p= 0.000). Stress factors were associated with functional disabilities in surgeons( p=0.000).

Conclusion: These results indicate that non-specific chronic neck pain does affect the functional disability in surgeons. Strong association of stress factors on the fucntional disabilities in surgeons was confirmed, while associated factors doesn’t contributes to the functional disabilities in surgeons. There is high recommendation of urgent ergonomic attention and physiotherapeutic awareness for the future.


Keywords


non-specific chronic neck pain, perceived stress, functional disability

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