I study “Physical activity, sitting time, neck and posture disabilities in workers using visual display terminals (VDT)” by Tania Garcia-Remeseiro, Agueda Gutierrez-Sanchez, Yaiza Taboada-Iglesias and Diego Alonso-Fernández took musculoskeletal pain into consideration because it has become a major public health problem. In particular, workers who use video terminals (VDT) in recent decades they have experienced an increase in neck pain. Researchers evaluated cervical disability and posture in workers using VDUs (VDT).
The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between physical activity (PA), time sitting, posture and cervical disability in a population of busy adults who use a computer at work.
Eighty eight ( 88 ) workers with an average age of 48,31 years have compiled the Habits Report , on physical activity and the neck disability index (IS). The postural situation was also evaluated with software .
There was a significant and inverse relationship between the habit of practicing physical activity (PA) and the body mass index (BMI). THE 59,1% of participants have a moderate BP index. A statistically significant relationship was found between the NDI and the time that workers spend sitting in a working day. A significance level of p≤0.05 was established for all statistical analyzes.
The researchers concluded that “The increase in time spent sitting produces an increase in cervical disability among workers and there are no significant differences between the level of physical activity (PA) and the cervical angles analyzed. The promotion of BP in leisure time and the reduction of prolonged, uninterrupted time spent sitting at work could be one of the means to reduce musculoskeletal morbidity in the working population.”