Upper Extremities Symptoms Among Mobile Hand-held Devices Users And Their Relationship To Device Use: A Preliminary Study In Sharjah University Students | 17593
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Aim: The Purpose of the study is to estimate the prevalence of upper extremity symptoms and their association to Mobile
Hand-Held Devices among Sharjah University Students.
Subject & Methods: 200 students were recruited for the current study; all of them reported using hand held devices. 169
participants were eligible for the study. The mean age for participants was 20.24 ?1.937 were as the mean value of heights and
weights were 178.36 ?129.690 and 68.5 ?18.269 respectively.
Results: Showed significance association between functional limitation, tingling and stiffness and type of Mobile Hand-Held
devices, also showed significance association between functional limitation and average of chatting per day
Conclusion: Although most of the signs and symptoms reported by the participants in the current study were mild and
moderate, Some of the associations observed in this study in combination with epidemiology literature, suggest feasible
relationships between mobile hand-held device use and musculoskeletal symptoms of upper extremity.
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