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An Exploration of Prevalence of Repetitive Stress Injuries among Computer Operators in Nigeria

by A.a. Kayode, J.a. Adewale, N.t.a. Lawal
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 109 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors: A.a. Kayode, J.a. Adewale, N.t.a. Lawal
10.5120/19149-0568

A.a. Kayode, J.a. Adewale, N.t.a. Lawal . An Exploration of Prevalence of Repetitive Stress Injuries among Computer Operators in Nigeria. International Journal of Computer Applications. 109, 1 ( January 2015), 1-5. DOI=10.5120/19149-0568

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author = { A.a. Kayode, J.a. Adewale, N.t.a. Lawal },
title = { An Exploration of Prevalence of Repetitive Stress Injuries among Computer Operators in Nigeria },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { January 2015 },
volume = { 109 },
number = { 1 },
month = { January },
year = { 2015 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 1-5 },
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url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume109/number1/19149-0568/ },
doi = { 10.5120/19149-0568 },
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Abstract

Computers have revolutionized education and the workplace, people are doing excellent jobs using computer to process and analyse data, type and format documents, design graphics, etc. However, there has been far too little attention paid to the dangers of Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) among computer operators who use computers often and extensively. There are simple safety skills and understandings that can be easily incorporated into computer usage. Six hundred (600) questionnaires were personally administered to computer operators and other computer-users ranging from Students, Lecturers, Bankers, Civil Servants to Health Workers in the major cities of South - West of Nigeria. The result of the survey was analysed using SPSS and descriptive statistical techniques. The study shows that computer operators spend more hours working with computers than other computer-users. 83. 4% of these computer operators spend more than 6 hours, working with computers at a stretch per day, very few (16. 6%) observe breaks in-between. The study also reveals that RSIs are more prevalent among computer operators than other computer-users. Larger percentage of computer operators suffers some forms of RSI syndrome than other computer-users who rarely suffer more than one syndrome. Precautionary measures how these syndromes can be reduced are also highlighted in this study.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

RSIs computer operators computer-users survey prevalence