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Asociación entre Tenosinovitis de Quervain y horas de uso de “Smartphone” en alumnos de la facultad de Negocios de la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas(Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2017-02-02)Objectives: To determine the association between De Quervain Tenosynovitis (QT) and the hours of Smartphone usage and to explore other potential associated factors. Material and methods: We performed a cross-sectional study in university students. QT was measured through Finkelstein’s test and hours of smartphone usage were determined through a survey. Participants were Smartphone users and students from the business faculty at a local university. Those who reported having an actual injury or in the last year in their hands (fractures, neurological injury, amputation) or reported using a Smartphone for less than a year were excluded. Bivariate associations were tested with Chi squared and Student’s t tests. We calculated the Prevalence Ratio (PR) through Poisson regression models to control for potential confounders. Results: Out of the 515 recruited participants, 68, 68% were women; the average age was 20±2.4 years. Regarding QT, 58, 95% of the population presented a positive sign in Finkelstein’s test. The total mean of hours of Smartphone usage was 7.2±3.4. After adjusting for age and gender, we did not find an association between QT and hours of Smartphone usage (PR: 0.99, IC95%: 0.96-1.01). Other factors tested like age, gender, dominant hand or having a job were also not associated to QT (all PRs>1, p>0.05). Conclusions: We did not found an association between QT and hours of Smartphone usage in university students. Additionally, other factors like age, gender, dominant hand or having a job were not associated to QT.Acceso abierto