Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-10
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Kunnamangalam - 673570, Kerala, India; [email protected]
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Indian Institute of Management
Objective: To analyze the existence of computer-related health problems among white-collar employees; and to suggest a blueprint for prevention. Methods/Statistical Analysis: A study was conducted across segments among white-collar employees from South India with a participant volume of 259. The chi-square test in SPSS version 22 was used for analyzing the results. Findings: The existence of visual problems in the participant set was 65% (168/259), and musculoskeletal problems were conveyed by 67% (173/259) whilst 32% (84/259) experienced stressful signs. The study established that there was a steady upsurge in visual complaints as the total hours working on computers added day by day. Similar link was discovered for musculoskeletal complications. Improvements/Applications: A lot of research on the topic has been done already. The blueprint that should be communicated to the employees to tackle the computer-related health concerns makes it exclusive. The evidence can be used by employers to cultivate a practice and very essentially, will navigate them in building a well-informed workforce. It will also facilitate them modify the workplace to augment employer branding.
Keywords: Action Plan, Health Problems, Standardized Nordic Questionnaire, White-Collar Employees
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