Author(s): Dayalal Patidar, Kaushal Patidar, Laxmi Thakor

Email(s): kaush776@gmail.com , Laxmithakoor2222@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00010.7   

Address: Dr. Dayalal Patidar1, Mr. Kaushal Patidar2, Miss. Laxmi Thakor3
1Principal, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
2Associate Professor, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
3Final Year, M.Sc. Nursing Student, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Introduction: The computer is vital tool in many different jobs and activities; long periods of using a computer can increase chance of developing an injury. Inappropriate computer use can muscle and joint pain, overuse injuries of the shoulder, arm, wrist or hand, and eyestrain. A computer user may experience many physical health problems from using computer extensively over a prolonged period of time in an insufficient manner. Posture- related injuries are common computer- related injuries. Such muscle and joint problems can be caused or made worse by poor workstation (desk) design, bad posture and sitting for long periods of time. Although sitting requires less muscular effort than standing, it still causes physical fatigue (tiredness) and need to hold parts of body steady for long periods of time. This reduces circulation of blood to muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments, sometimes leading to stiffness and pain. If a workstation is not set up properly, these steady positions can put even greater stress on muscles and joints. Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding computer related health problems among bank employees. To assess the attitude regarding computer related health problems among bank employees. To find out correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding computer related health problems among bank employees. To find out the association between knowledge and attitude with their selected demographic variables. Design: A quantitative approach using descriptive research design. Participants: 100 selected bank employee using Non-Probability Convenient sampling technique in north Gujarat. Tool: Self- Structured Knowledge Questionnaire and attitude rating scale (likert scale). Results: The data obtained were analyzed and interpreted in the light of objective using descriptive and inferential statistics. 11% of sample had poor knowledge score (0-6), 76% of them had average knowledge score (7-13) and 13% of them had good knowledge score (14-20) regarding computer related health problems among bank employees. 3% of bank employees have negative attitude while 97% have positive attitude towards computer related health problems. The correlation coefficient was done to assess relation between knowledge and attitude. The result was 0.59. It shows there was moderate relation between knowledge and attitude regarding computer related health problems. Chi-square test used to associate the level of knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variable at 0.05 level of significant. Conclusion: The findings of the study revealed that sample have average knowledge about computer related health problems. The findings of study indicate that there was moderate relation between knowledge and attitude regarding computer related health problems.


Cite this article:
Dayalal Patidar, Kaushal Patidar, Laxmi Thakor. A Descriptive Study to assess the Knowledge and attitude regarding computer related health problems among bank employees in selected Bank in North Gujarat. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):42-44. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00010.7

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Dayalal Patidar, Kaushal Patidar, Laxmi Thakor. A Descriptive Study to assess the Knowledge and attitude regarding computer related health problems among bank employees in selected Bank in North Gujarat. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):42-44. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00010.7   Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-1-10


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