The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise-based mobile application on pain, quality of life and work performance in office workers; moreover, to determine whether the application could be an alternative to traditional methods.
Sixty patients were randomized into two groups as group 1 (mobile application group) and group 2 (exercise sheet group). The exercises to be applied to the patients in both groups for 1 month were presented as 5 exercises for each day with exercise sheet and mobile application. Patients in the exercise sheet group were asked to do their daily exercise 3 times. For mobile application group, notifications were sent 4 times a day.
In our study, patients perceived pain “Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)”, quality of life “Nottingham Health Profile (NHP)”, work performance “Work Role Functioning Questionnaire”, satisfaction of patients about mobile application and painful areas of patients, working year and working hours etc. Parameters were evaluated with the “Demographic Information Form”. There were significant changes in pain, quality of life and job performance scores in both groups after treatment (p <0.05). Group 1 compared to Group 2; pain, some parameters of quality of life which emotional reactions, sleep, physical activity, energy, total score and general health and all parameters of job performance were found to be statistically superior.
In our study, two different exercise programs caused significant changes in pain, quality of life and work performance in office workers and it was stated that mobile application supported exercise program could be an alternative treatment in office workers.
-Study is made by İrem Cansu Bulut