Remote Working and Its Impact on Upper Extremities


Affiliations

  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School for Home Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226025, India
  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School for Home Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226025, India
  • Chandigarh University, Institute of Media Studies, India

Abstract

Aim: The current investigation was to examine the intensity of pain in upper limbs experienced by the remote workers. Methods: A questionnaire was developed which includes demographic profile sheet, work profile sheet and upper extremity functional index. These tools were used to gather information from the respondents. Google forms links of the questionnaire were mailed to 500 respondents and of which 198 people have responded. This paper focused on the intensity of pain due to prolonged sitting, working from home without any proper workplace. Result: The pain was common among all the ages of respondents but it was little more in the male and also the pain is present in all the professions. Conclusion: The recent pandemic has put more stress on people regarding work from home, online working while sitting, a little of walking. It has impacted people’s physical well-being by developing different type of pain in the body.


Keywords

Remote Worker, Upper Limbs, Upper Extremity, WRULDs

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