Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Impact of Computer Use on Civil Engineering Department Lecturers at Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Polytechnic


  • Zamry Ahmad Mokhtar Politeknik Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah, Bandar Darulaman, 06000 Jitra, Kedah, MALAYSIA



Carpal tunnel syndrome, symptoms severity scale, functional status scale


This study was conducted to identify the severity of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome among lecturers in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Polytechnic when using computers while working. This study was carried out using the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire as an instrument to 80 lecturers of the Department of Civil Engineering consisting of 42 male lecturers and 38 female lecturers. Descriptive analysis was used to analyze the data in this study. The findings showed that the severity of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome lecturers of the Department of Civil Engineering on the use of computers when working is low, with a value of 1.6 for Symptoms Severity Scale and 1.7 for Functional Status Scale. Considerations for the computer's layout and the correct hand position when using the computer should be taken into account. Suggestions such as exposure of stretching exercises and ergonomic equipment should be submitted to management in order to reduce pain caused by the use of computers in the workplace. To reduce the pain caused by computer use in the workplace, suggestions such as exposure of stretching exercises and ergonomic equipment should be submitted to management.


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How to Cite

Ahmad Mokhtar, Z. . (2021). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Impact of Computer Use on Civil Engineering Department Lecturers at Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Polytechnic. Journal of Technology and Humanities, 2(2), 31-36.