The use of the computers and other technical devices has increased. The aim of our work was to study the possible relation between self-reported foot symptoms and use of computers and cell phones using a questionnaire. The study was carried out as a cross-sectional study by posting a questionnaire to 15,000 working-age Finns. A total of 6121 responded, and 7.1% of respondents reported that they very often experienced pain, numbness, and aches in the feet. They also often experienced other symptoms: 52.3% had symptoms in the neck, 53.5% in had problems in the hip and lower back, and 14.6% often had sleeping disorders/disturbances. Only 11.2% of the respondents thought that their symptoms were connected to the use of desktop computers. We found that persons with symptoms in the feet quite often, or more often, had additional physical and mental symptoms. In future studies, it is important to take into account that the persons with symptoms in the feet may very often have other symptoms, and the use of computers can influence these symptoms.
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|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Titolo:||Self-Reported Ache, Pain, or Numbness in Feet and Use of Computers amongst Working-Age Finns|
|Autori:||Korpinen, Leena; Pääkkönen, Rauno; Gobba, Fabriziomaria|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/healthcare4040082|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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