Occupational Risk Factor for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Related to Computer Usage: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Related to Computer Usage


  • Tallat Anwar Faridi University Institute of Public Health, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8778-3252
  • Neha Justin Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mishal John Gift University, Gujranwala, Pakistan
  • Aman Badar University Institute of Physiotherapy, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Naveen Faheem University Institute of Physiotherapy, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan




Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Computer Users, Occupational Risk, Phalen’s Test, Median Nerve


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is triggered by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist's carpal tunnel. CTS is also more likely to occur if you work in certain occupations such as Related with clerical and administrative work on Computer. Objective: To identify the frequency and pattern of CTS among clerical and administrative workers using computer. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was started from October 2021 to January 2022 between 20-50 years of age at five Private colleges in Lahore city. The participants fulfilling the inclusion criterion were using computer for more than 6 hours a day, having co-operative attitude, weren’t taking any analgesics and had no associated co-morbidities. After informed consent 200 participants were enrolled using convenient sampling method. Sample size was calculated by taking average from previous research publications. A designed questionnaire was given among the participants to obtain information about demographics and Phalen’s test for CTS. Data were entered and analyzed in SPSS version 21.0. Results: The Results shows that 5 participants have Positive CTS in 20-30, 10 in 31-40, 14 in 41-50 age group. Positive CTS was considered positive via Phalen’s Test. Males have higher frequency of CTS as 21 Males and 8 Females with Positive Phalen’s test. Conclusions: CTS is related with an occupational factor in terms of computer usage. It is common in males because of excess workload and job duties


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v5i01.201
Published: 2024-03-31

How to Cite

Faridi, T. A., Justin, N., John, M., Badar, A., & Faheem, N. (2024). Occupational Risk Factor for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Related to Computer Usage: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Related to Computer Usage. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 5(01), 37–40. https://doi.org/10.54393/tt.v5i01.201