Head Posture and Functional Ability of Upper Extremity in Adolescents Use Smartphone

  • Amira H. Mohammed
Keywords: Smartphone, head posture, pain,functional ability, adolescence

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to determine the impact of smartphone use in head posture and functional
ability of upper extremity in adolescents and the correlation between them.
Design: Cross sectional design.
Method: Forty adolescents divided into two groups (group I and group II) based on the smartphone
time use per day. They were assessed for neck pain by Visual analogue scale (VAS), the disability of the
upper extremity by Upper Extremity Functional Index (UEFI) and the head posture angles by AutoCAD
photographic analysis.
Results: The results of this study represented significant differences in all measurable variablesinthe group
(II) as compared to the group (I). Also, the results of this study represent there were significant strong
relationships between the measurable variables.
Conclusion: We could conclude that the prolonged duration of smartphone use had significant effects on the
head posture and functional ability of adolescents.

Author Biography

Amira H. Mohammed

Lecturer in Department of Physical Therapy for Pediatric Disorders,
Faculty of Physical Therapy, Delta University for Science and Technology, Egypt

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Amira H. Mohammed. (2020). Head Posture and Functional Ability of Upper Extremity in Adolescents Use Smartphone. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 647-652. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1184