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Title: A study on the prevalence of and risk factors for neck pain among university academic staff in Hong Kong
Authors: Chiu, TTW
Ku, WY
Lee, MH
Sum, WK
Wan, MP
Wong, CY
Yuen, CK
Keywords: Academic staff
Neck pain
Prevalence
Risk factors
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Source: Journal of occupational rehabilitation, 2002, v. 12, no. 2, p. 77-91 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of occupational rehabilitation 
Abstract: The 1-year prevalence of neck pain and possible risk factors among university academic staff were investigated. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to all the full-time academic staff in one of the universities in Hong Kong. The 1-year prevalence of neck pain was investigated. The relationship between individual factors, job nature, psychosocial factors, and neck pain were also analyzed. The 1-year prevalence of neck pain among after being an academic staff was 46.7%. A significant association was found between gender and neck pain (p = 0.02). The percentage of female academic staff with neck pain (62%) was higher than that in male staff (38%). This matched the results of other studies, which demonstrated that neck pain was more prevalent in women. There was a significant association between head posture during computer processing and neck pain (p = 0.02). Among those with neck pain during computer processing, 60.5% had a forward head posture. However, a low correlation between psychosocial factors and neck pain was demonstrated (r = 0.343). Academic staff in tertiary institutions could be considered as a high-risk group of job-related neck pain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20550
ISSN: 1053-0487
EISSN: 1573-3688
DOI: 10.1023/A:1015008513575
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