Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

A Cross- Sectional Observational Study On The Prevalence Of Mechanical Low Back Pain In Physiotherapy Students

2016-12-14T04-03-11Z
Source: National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine
Patil Vishakha S*, Master Mahaziver F**, Naik Rajashree V***.
Background & Objectives: Ergonomics is an integral part of rehabilitation. However, few therapists implement it themselves, hence suffering from various musculoskeletal disorders the most common being low back pain. Taking a community of physiotherapy students, the prevalence of mechanical low back pain was investigated to illuminate the possible risk factors faced by the students in question. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of mechanical low back pain and disability in physiotherapy students. Methods: The study was conducted in the physiotherapy department of a tertiary health care centre in Mumbai. A self-constructed, semi-structured proformawas handed over to the students, who were made to fill out the Modified Oswestry Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire. Pain Intensity was recorded on the Visual Analogue Scale. The data was compared and analysed. Results: 352 per1000 students suffered from mechanical low back pain. Majority suffered from mild disability. Standing was the most affected activity. Interpretation & Conclusion: Physiotherapy students should bemade aware of the potential causes of mechanical low back pain, which could stem from the practice of this occupation. Primary prevention will lead to a better state of health for the students and future therapists, enhancing patient rehabilitation. [Patil V NJIRM 2016; 7(6):9-12]


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