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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part C

Prevalence of low back pain among physiotherapy interns and post graduate students in Bangalore


Author(s): Shishira KB and Pavana

Abstract: Low back pain (LBP) is a social, economic and most common orthopaedic health problem that affects population of all ages. Over the years the prevalence of the condition has been reported among different population with particular interest in various occupational groups. It is however interesting to know that health care professionals is not exempted from the scourge of low back pain. Consequently several studies have focused on the prevalence of low back pain among various health care professionals including physiotherapists. It is important to note that exposures to many of the physiotherapy work activities commences from the period of undergraduate physiotherapy training, thus making low back pain a likely occurrence among physiotherapy students. This study therefore focuses on the prevalence of low back pain. The investigator had personally contacted HOD of respective physiotherapy colleges and obtained permission from the concerned authorities and with the subjects to conduct the study. Subsequently after obtaining the permission the investigator had screened the subjects as per inclusion and exclusion criteria, Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire was distributed among the students and were retrieved after filling. Prevalence of LBP was examined with descriptive statistics. More female students (75%) of 1st year Post Graduate students with moderate level of fitness participated in the study. Life time prevalence, 1 month prevalence and 7 days prevalence was 66%, 42.9% and 31.3%. Hence there was a significant prevalence of low back pain; identification of factors responsible and preventive measures needs to be addressed.

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How to cite this article:
Shishira KB and Pavana. Prevalence of low back pain among physiotherapy interns and post graduate students in Bangalore. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2018; 5(3): 171-177.
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