Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003299
Title: Relationship between the hand discomfort with the dimensions of hand and touch screen mobiles
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: With the development of communication technology, mobile phone seems to become an important personal device that everyone have. Texting is the most widely used mobile data service, with 74% of all mobile phone users worldwide being active users of it. Aim of the Study: This study aims to find the relationship between hand discomfort and dimensions of mobile phone and hand. Methods: A total of 150 college-going girls in the age group of 18–24 years were taken for this study by simple convenient sampling. A subjective questionnaire was used to collect details about mobile model name, years of usage, total hours of usage per day, and type of activity predominantly done using the touch screen mobile. After selecting the participants with the criteria’s, Cornell hand discomfort questionnaire was given to them who were having hand discomfort. Results: The result was analyzed using Pearson correlation between Cornell score and ratio of hand length and diagonal length and ratio of diagonal length and thumb length. There is a significant negative correlation between Cornell score and the ratio of hand length and mobile length (r = −0.225), and moderate positive correlation between Cornell score and the ratio of diagonal length and thumb length (r = 0.534). Conclusion: We concluded that the dimensions of touch screen mobile and hand are not major contributing factor in causing hand discomfort.

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    Kishore Kumar Damodaran, Vanshika Sharma, Senthil Purushothaman*

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    Department of Hand and Ergonomics, School of Physiotherapy, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Senthil Purushothaman, Department of Hand and Ergonomics, School of Physiotherapy, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Kishore Kumar Damodaran, Vanshika Sharma, Senthil Purushothaman*

    Title:Relationship between the hand discomfort with the dimensions of hand and touch screen mobiles
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (March)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (537-540)
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    Methodology:A subjective questionnaire
    Research Materials:Hand and touch screen mobiles

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Dimensions Hand discomfort Touch screen

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