Prevalence and factors relating to carpal tunnel syndrome among staff in educational institution

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Goontalee Bangkadanara


This cross-sectional study aims to explore the prevalence and factors associated with the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) among personnel at an educational institution. The study employed a purposive sampling method to select a representative sample of 252 individuals. Respondents were chosen based on their complete and accurate responses to a comprehensive questionnaire. The findings of the study reveal a significant prevalence of CTS symptoms among the sample group. Specifically, 82.9% (209 individuals) reported experiencing CTS symptoms in the wrist area, while 17.1% (43 individuals) did not experience CTS symptoms. Among those with CTS symptoms, 52.0% (131 individuals) reported infrequent occurrences, and 48.0% (121 individuals) described their symptoms as mild. In terms of hand functionality, 65.1% (164 individuals) exhibited normal ability to perform work-related tasks, whereas 34.9% (88 individuals) faced limitations in hand functionality. The presence of carpal tunnel syndrome was confirmed through the application of Phalen's test, which identified 13.1% (33 individuals) experiencing pain specifically in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. The study's findings also revealed noteworthy statistical associations between carpal tunnel syndrome and several factors. These factors include gender, education levels and specific job characteristics, as well as alcohol consumption.

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Bangkadanara G. Prevalence and factors relating to carpal tunnel syndrome among staff in educational institution. IUDCJ [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 19 [cited 2024 May 29];8(2):211-24. Available from:
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