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Neck Pain in Office Workers During Covid 19 Pandemic

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05074407
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 12, 2021
Last Update Posted : October 12, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Betül Çiftçi Tepeli, Kırklareli University

Brief Summary:

Work content of office workers are using computers, conferences, presentations and talking on the phones. Static postures and repetitive writing and reading activities at inappropriate body postures are the most common activities of office workers. Decreased physical activity and prolonged computer use cause occupational safety problems and musculoskeletal problems. Neck pain is one of the most common problem in office workers and the studies have shown the incidence of neck pain in office workers is 34-49% .

The aim of this study to evaluate the effects of remote employee in neck pain in Office workers during covid 19 pandemic


Condition or disease
Neck Pain

Detailed Description:
The data of study was obtained by using online questionnaire. The questionnaire was generated through Google forms and the online questionnaire link was delivered via e-mail to office workers. The questionnaire link was active within 3 months for data collection. The information about study was stated and before answering the questionnaire, all participants were asked whether they were willing to participate in the study and thus all participants have declared voluntary for the study. All participants were employees such as clerical or administrative work in an office. The inclusion criteria were as follows; (a) being an office worker or remote employee; (b) aged between 18 and 55 years; (c). had a diagnosis with myofascial pain in neck. The exclusion criteria were as follows: (a) having a history of surgery in neck region; (b): a diagnosis with skeletal muscle diseases, chronic kidney diseases, chronic liver failure, malignancy and neurologic diseases; (c): having cognitive impairment that affects answering the online questionnaire properly; (d): having internet access and not being able to complete the online questionnaire; (e): being pregnant. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), Neck Pain and Disability Scale (NPDS), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) and demographic form were obtained

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 183 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Day
Official Title: Neck Pain in Office Workers and Remote Workers During Covid 19 Pandemic
Actual Study Start Date : April 1, 2021
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 1, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : May 1, 2021

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) [ Time Frame: questionnaire takes five minutes ]
    The BDI has 21 items that describe symptoms of depression. The questionnaire is in a multiple-choice format, and each item has a four-point scale variable from 0 (absent) to 3 (severe). The minimum score is 0 and the maximum score is 63

  2. The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) [ Time Frame: questionnaire takes five minutes ]
    The NHP has two parts. The first part of the NHP has six domains that include pain, emotional reaction, sleep, social isolation, physical abilities, and energy level. The second part of the NHP assesses the presence of difficulties with performing daily activities

  3. Neck Pain and Disability Scale (NPDS) [ Time Frame: questionnaire takes five minutes ]
    The NPDS contains 20 items related with 4 dimensions as neck problems, pain intensitiy, emotion-cognition and interference with life activities. Each item is a 100 mm VAS with 6 sections from 0 to 5 marked at equal intervals. The score of items is ranging 0 (no pain or activity limitation) and 5 ( much pain or maximal limitation ). activities. the range of total score is 0 to100 and higher score indicate greater disability.

  4. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) [ Time Frame: questionnaire takes five minutes ]
    The PSQI consists of 24 questions to assess patients'sleep dysfunction. 19 questions about sleep duration, latency and the frequency and severity of specific sleep-related problems. 5 questions are answered by the patient's bed partner or roommate and these five questions are used for clinical purposes. PSQI has seven components and the components are added to get global PSQI score. The global score has a range 0-21 and higher scores show lower sleep quality

  5. demographic form [ Time Frame: questionnaire takes five minutes ]
    Sociodemographic features including age, gender, marital status, education level, comorbid diseases, height, weight, kind of working (office worker or remote employee) were assessed.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
office workers
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

being an office worker or remote employee aged between 18 and 55 years had a diagnosis with myofascial pain in neck.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • having a history of surgery in neck region a diagnosis with skeletal muscle diseases, chronic kidney diseases, chronic liver failure, malignancy and neurologic diseases having cognitive impairment that affects answering the online questionnaire properly having internet access and not being able to complete the online questionnaire being pregnant

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05074407


Locations
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Turkey
Kırklareli University
Kırklareli, Turkey, 39750
Kırklareli University
Kırklareli, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kırklareli University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: betül çiftçi Kırklareli University
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Responsible Party: Betül Çiftçi Tepeli, dr, Kırklareli University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05074407    
Other Study ID Numbers: E-69456409-199-4707
First Posted: October 12, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2021
Last Verified: October 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Betül Çiftçi Tepeli, Kırklareli University:
neck pain
posture
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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COVID-19
Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Respiratory Tract Infections
Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Pneumonia
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases