• 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) (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.
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