Effect of Adopting Ergonomic Principles in Office Employees with Forward Head Posture
*Corresponding Author: Joby G Joseph, Intern Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University. Karad, 415110, Satara, Maharashtra Phone: 9920727361, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of the study
To find the effect of adopting ergonomic principles in office employees with forward head posture
30 subjects within the age group of 20–50 years, diagnosed with forward head posture coming to physiotherapy department of Krishna hospital, Karad were selected for the study. Subjects were explained about the procedure of the study. Ergonomic exercises such as (self-stretching and chin tucks and postural correction) are taught to the subjects. Before the treatment protocol the subjects were assessed for pain by VAS, disability by NDI, and cervical range of motion which includes CROm, CRA and CVA. Interventions were carried out for a period of 2 weeks (3 times/day) the post treatment assessment was done for pain by VAS, disability by NDI, and cervical range of motion which includes CROm, CRA and CVA.
the data statistically analysed by using paired t-test and unpaired t-test for CVA and CRA. A decrease in pain, disability and CVA and CRA noted during and post application of ergonomic principles when compared to pre application values and the results were extremely significant. A very significant difference was noted during the application of ergonomic principles when compared to pre application values in which there was no significant difference seen. The statistical analysis was done for VAS and NDI using Mann-Whitney test. During pre-treatment there was no significant difference and during the post treatment showed very significant difference.
From this study, it can be concluded that there was extremely significant improvement in the office employees who adopted the ergonomic principles statistically and clinically. Overall there was significant difference found in pre and post treatment.
Visual analogue scale, neck disability index, cranial vertical angle, cranial rotational angle, cervical range of motion.