EFFECTIVENESS OF WORK HARDENING PROGRAM IN BANKERS HAVING WORK-RELATED CHRONIC NECK PAIN IN BANGALORE

WORK HARDENING PROGRAM IN BANKERS

Authors

  • Nisarga N. Chilakwad Consultant Physiotherapist. Mumbai,
  • Syed Rais A. Rizvi Associate professor , K.T.G College of Physiotherapy. Bengalaru

Abstract

Background and Objectives:  Disorders caused due to working patterns or work related stresses are called occupational disorders.Work related neck disorders are common problems in office workers,especially among those who are intensive computer users.Banking occupation requires a lot of stereotyped movements of the arms, hands and fingers,and repetitive occupational tasks with short cycle times have become more and more frequent in modern technology as seen in this type of occupation with many of them associated with increased rates of chronic neck pain. Work place rehabilitation is necessary for work related to chronic neck pain in bankers.The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Work hardening program along with Conservative treatment versus Conservative treatment alone in bankers having Chronic neck pain.

Methods:60 bankers having Chronic neck pain were randomly allocated in two groups.Group A received Conservative treatment alone and Group B received a Work hardening program along with Conservative treatment.The outcome was assessed in terms of Neck Disability Scale (NDI) scores and Numeric Pain rating Scale (NPRS) scores pre intervention and post intervention.

Results:Both the interventions of conservative treatment and conservative treatment with a work hardening program were individually effective.But,the subjects treated with a conservative with work hardening program was significantly effective than conservative alone.

Interpretation and Conclusion:The present study concludes that both treatment protocols were effective in reducing Chronic neck pain.Further it was also noticed that Group B was more effective in improving neck disability and in reducing pain than Group A.Thus applying for the treatment protocol Work hardening program along with Conservative treatment was better than Conservative treatment applied alone.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3753857

Keywords:

Work related neck pain, Chronic neck pain, Bankers, Work hardening program, Conservative treatment, Occupational disorders.

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Chilakwad, N. N. ., & Rizvi, S. R. A. . (2019). EFFECTIVENESS OF WORK HARDENING PROGRAM IN BANKERS HAVING WORK-RELATED CHRONIC NECK PAIN IN BANGALORE : WORK HARDENING PROGRAM IN BANKERS . VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 1(2), 79-85. Retrieved from https://vimsptcr.in/index.php/main/article/view/31