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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 149) Last page : ( 152)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00033.2

A Pre-experimental Study to Assess the effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge regarding Computer Ergonomics among Desktop users working in selected Information Technology Company of District Mohali, Punjab

Rana Neha1,*, Choudhary Rashmi2, Sharma Poonam2

1Post Office Tiara, District Kangra, Tehsil Kangra, Himachal Pradesh-176214

2Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: nrana1268@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.

Abstract

Computer ergonomics is the practice of fitting the set up of the computer and the workspace to fit the user and the user's work needs in order to minimize physical stress on the computer user. Reports of different studies have suggested clearly the likelihood of pupils or staff suffering health problems linked to computer use is related to the amount of time spent using them and also lack of knowledge related to computer ergonomics. The study aim is to assess the effectiveness of self instructional module on computer ergonomics among desktop users working in selected Information Technology Company of district Mohali, Punjab. Quantitative research approach and pre experimental one group pre test post test research design was adopted for the study. 100 desktop users were selected through convenient sampling technique. Result showed that 74% desktop users were having below average knowledge in pre test and 67% desktop users were having good knowledge in post test. The study concluded that self instructional module was effective in enhancing the knowledge of desktop users regarding computer ergonomics. There was no significant association of pre test level of knowledge regarding computer ergonomics with selected socio demographic variables such as age, gender, professional qualification, marital status, average hours of work per day in front of computer, total experience in job which dealt with computer, current job position, monthly income (in rupees), and previous source of knowledge regarding computer ergonomics.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, self instructional module, knowledge, computer ergonomics, desktop users.

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