Computer Vision Syndrome, Visual Ergonomics and Amelioration among Staff Members in a Saudi Medical College

Source avec lien : International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics: JOSE, (Prépublication), . 10.1080/10803548.2021.1877928

Près de 60 millions de personnes dans le monde souffrent du syndrome de vision artificielle (SVC), qui entraîne une baisse de la productivité au travail. L’objectif de cette étude était de déterminer la prévalence du SVC, décrire les conditions de travail, visualiser les facteurs ergonomiques et prévenir l’application de mesures parmi les membres du personnel universitaire.

BACKGROUND: Nearly 60 million people suffer from Computer vision syndrome (CVS) globally, resulting in reduced work productivity. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of the CVS, describe the working conditions, visualize ergonomic factors, and prevent measures application among university staff members. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a semi-structured questionnairethat included a validated CVS questionnaire on university medical staff members. RESULTS: CVS prevalence was 81.2%. Dryness, headache, feeling that sight is worsening and difficulty in focusing on near vision were the most experienced symptoms. A significantly higher prevalence of CVS was among females (52.3%), having a higher mean work duration (21.65 ± 7.55 years), those who frequently use a smartphone (84.9%), and spend most of the screen time during day and night (87.1%). Visual ergonomics and preventives measures application such as a correct screen level, a regular cleaning of the screen, appropriate illumination, and use of eye drops were significantly associated with negative CVS. CONCLUSIONS: These results raised the attention for the essential need for visual assessment of the university staff members for early and proper diagnosis of CVS to minimize its impact on their working performance. Accordingly, it’s recommended to organize university-based awareness programs regarding CVS for the working personnel.

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