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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part D

Increase in prevalence of sciatica in traffic police officers of Sangli city during the COVID pandemic: An observational study


Author(s): Adeeba Waquar Khatib, Dr. Ronald Prabhakar and Dr. Sneha V Katke

Abstract: This study aimed to find out the increase in prevalence of sciatica in traffic police officers (TPO) of sangli city during the COVID pandemic. 120 traffic police officers participated in the study. The Modified Lasegue’s test (MLT) and Pain frequency severity duration score (PFSD) was taken as an outcome measure for assessing the symptoms of sciatica. All the participants were assessed for MLT first. 44 out of 120 participants showed a positive test. These 44 participants were further scored on PFSD scale to assess the multiple aspects of pain rather than just the intensity. 30 out of 44 participants reported increase in symptoms of sciatica due to the extended Covid duties. A Chi-square test was done to compare the observed results of increase in sciatica symptoms due to prolonged Covid duties.With a P-value of 0.001*, it revealed that 68.18% of increase in prevalence of sciatica is present due to prolonged covid duties among traffic police.

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How to cite this article:
Adeeba Waquar Khatib, Dr. Ronald Prabhakar, Dr. Sneha V Katke. Increase in prevalence of sciatica in traffic police officers of Sangli city during the COVID pandemic: An observational study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(3):240-244.
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