International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications
Author(s) : AZIZAH JAAFAR, FARIZA HANIS ABDUL RAZAK, NURUL HIDAYAH MAT ZAIN
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is known to be one of the hand complications resulting from prolonged static posture and high muscle tension, particularly during computer-game playing. This study focuses on examining the impact of CTS during computer-game playing among university students in Malaysia. For the purposes of this study, students in the age range of 18-25 years and have experiencing hand discomforts, such as numbness, tingling, pain or burning sensations while playing computer games were approached. A Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ) was administered and students reported on the frequency, the severity of CTS and experiences during computer-game playing. The commonest symptom was numbness. Most of the symptom cases were mild and half of the respondents also described having hand difficulty. This problem creates a great impact relating to their subsequent playing experiences. This study shows that, CTS among the students is in the mild category.