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Healthy Tips Associated To Computer Use
Sonal Devesh, Nisreen Al-Bimani
Pages - 12 - 23     |    Revised - 15-09-2012     |    Published - 25-10-2012
Volume - 2   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - August 2012  Table of Contents
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A Cross sectional survey design was used to conduct a study, on a sample of ninety students taken from a population of both part time Postgraduate and final year graduate students of Majan College. Non Probability convenience sampling technique was used to select the samples from the population. The exclusive criteria were students with IT major. The questionnaire consists of queries regarding the health effects of computers, ergonomic postures and the precautionary measures to be taken while using the computer. The knowledge level of the students was assessed using a predesigned questionnaire. The subjects were then exposed to a Self Instruction Module (SIM).The SIM included a power point presentation with multimedia clippings of demonstration of exercises regarding ergonomics of computer use. It was mainly related to the precautionary measures and the correct postures to be maintained to reduce health issues caused by use of computer. The results of the survey showed that the mean of the knowledge score = 7.37 and the standard deviation = 3.37. This proved the need for educating the students on the heath tips and ergonomic postures related to prolonged computer use. The investigators felt that a practical application of this SIM would create health awareness among them and thus improving the quality of work as well as studying environment. A similar study can be recommended on students and also employees of other organizations to educate them with the ergonomic guidelines used to prevent health related problems due to extensive use of computer . Keywords: Self Instruction Module, Computer Ergonomics.
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Dr. Sonal Devesh
- Oman
sonal.devesh@majancollege.edu.om
Dr. Nisreen Al-Bimani
- Oman