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Young people's computer use implications for health education

Young people's computer use implications for health education Increasing numbers of young people use Information and Communication Technology ICT for education, work and leisure activities. Research on ICT and Upper Limb Disorders ULDs in adults has shown that functional impairment, pain and discomfort in the upper limbs, neck and shoulder increases with frequency and duration of exposure to computer use. This paper reports secondary analyses of the Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children WHO Collaborative CrossNational Study HBSC. Data from 11, 13 and 15yearolds living in Scotland have been used to illustrate that extended periods of time spent computing are associated with neckshoulder pain and headache. This is a topic which warrants a place on the Health Education agenda. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Education Emerald Publishing

Young people's computer use implications for health education

Health Education , Volume 104 (4): 8 – Aug 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0965-4283
DOI
10.1108/09654280410546745
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Abstract

Increasing numbers of young people use Information and Communication Technology ICT for education, work and leisure activities. Research on ICT and Upper Limb Disorders ULDs in adults has shown that functional impairment, pain and discomfort in the upper limbs, neck and shoulder increases with frequency and duration of exposure to computer use. This paper reports secondary analyses of the Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children WHO Collaborative CrossNational Study HBSC. Data from 11, 13 and 15yearolds living in Scotland have been used to illustrate that extended periods of time spent computing are associated with neckshoulder pain and headache. This is a topic which warrants a place on the Health Education agenda.

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Health EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2004

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