BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal problems are common in musicians. Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has brought with it
lockdowns and quarantine periods, and as a result, caused physical and psychological problems.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate musculoskeletal problems, attitudes and behaviors related to physical activity, and social media
addiction in musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on a total of 137 musicians (string, keyboard, wind, percussion
instrument players, and vocalists) online. Musculoskeletal problems with Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire
(CMDQ), attitudes and behaviors related to physical activity with Cognitive Behavioral Physical Activity Questionnaire
(CBPAQ), social media addiction with Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS) were evaluated.
RESULTS: In CMDQ, it was found that upper back, lower back, and neck problems were more common in all musicians.
There were no differences between instrument groups in terms of CBPAQ sub-dimensions, total CBPAQ, and total BSMAS
(p > 0.05).
CONCLUSION: Considering the dramatic effects of COVID-19, it may be important not to ignore musicians’ musculoskele-
tal problems. It is recommended to design future studies investigating the effects of social media platforms on physical activity
awareness by turning the opportunities of COVID-19 into advantages for challenges in musicians.