Author(s): Renitha, Anna Elizabeth MJ, Alfiya K.R, Ashna Sabu, Anitta Mathew, Himathara M.P, Sainamol Martin

Email(s): renithamsj@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2349-2996.2023.00029   

Address: Renitha1, Anna Elizabeth MJ2, Alfiya K.R2, Ashna Sabu2, Anitta Mathew2, Himathara M.P2, Sainamol Martin2
1Principal, St. Joseph’ s College of Nursing, Dharmagiri, Kothamangalam, Kerala, Pin – 686691.
2III Year B. Sc Nursing Students, St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Dharmagiri, Kothamangalam, Kerala, Pin- 686691.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 13,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2023


ABSTRACT:
Text neck syndrome is charactrised by pain in the neck, pain in the muscles of the neck and shoulder, and may even involve a degeneration of the bones, joints, or spinal discs in the neck. This becomes a problem when injury around the neck area happens over and over again through the use of mobile phone or other electronic devices over a long period of time. A study was conducted with an objective of identifying the incidence of Text neck syndrome among 50 young adults and their knowledge regarding the condition by using a questionnaire. Sample was selected by non probability sampling – purposive sampling technique and data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Study results show Majority of the sample (58%) had good knowledge and 32% had average knowledge regarding Text Neck Syndrome. There was subjects who show the clinical manifestations of text neck syndrome such as postural abnormality (8%) and neck pain (8%). It was also noted an association of knowledge on text neck syndrome with selected demographic variables such as gender, educational status and monthly income (p<0.05).


Cite this article:
Renitha, Anna Elizabeth MJ, Alfiya K.R, Ashna Sabu, Anitta Mathew, Himathara M.P, Sainamol Martin. Incidence of Text Neck Syndrome and Assessment of knowledge on Text Neck Syndrome among young adults in a selected community at Kothamangalam, Ernakulam District, Kerala. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 13(2):135-7. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2023.00029

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Renitha, Anna Elizabeth MJ, Alfiya K.R, Ashna Sabu, Anitta Mathew, Himathara M.P, Sainamol Martin. Incidence of Text Neck Syndrome and Assessment of knowledge on Text Neck Syndrome among young adults in a selected community at Kothamangalam, Ernakulam District, Kerala. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 13(2):135-7. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2023.00029   Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-13-2-12


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