Awareness of Ergonomics in Information Technology(IT) professionals working from home since Covid-19 Pandemic facing Muskuloskeletal pain
Author(s):
Siddhi Patil, Dr. Divya Jethwani
Keywords:
Covid-19, IT professionals, work from home, Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal Pain
Abstract
Most of the people might choose their sofa, bed to sit and work rather than desk and chair. People might be feeling comfortable sitting on sofas but most of them are not aware of their posture while working. People might be suffering through neck, back pain due to the same. Faulty posture while working may lead the person to future musculoskeletal postural adaptations. The home environment is likely to be faulty in many aspects in comparison to the workplace. In particular, the absence of ergonomic office furniture at home may impede the adoption of healthy posture and may promote the onset of musculoskeletal disorders. Working in a sedentary position for prolonged periods increases the risk of neck pain and or back pain. Home working may also cause stress, anxiety and isolation which may influence job effectiveness, well-being and work-life balance. This study aims on finding out the awareness of ergonomic advices in IT professionals working from home facing musculoskeletal pain. Methods: 107 IT professionals were given a self-made questionnaire in form of a google form who were in the range of 20 to 50 years. Result: Data was analyzed and according to the study, about 57% of the people are aware about their postures while working and 57.5% of them are aware about the ideal posture to be practiced while working. Conclusion: This study concluded that most of the IT professionals had an awareness towards their posture attained while working from home. More over considerable IT professionals are aware about the ideal posture that needs to be attained in order to avoid getting musculoskeletal pain.
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Unique Paper ID: 153884

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 9

Page(s): 105 - 112
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