A cross-sectional study of association of weight, gender and age with work related low back ache among clinical physiotherapists in Kanpur, India
Dr. Tahzeeb Fatima, Dr. Devendra Trivedi, Dr. Minhaj Tahir, Dr. Manjit Kumar
Physiotherapists, Low back ache, Posture, cross-sectional survey, and job related pain.
Background: The term low back ache is used for any cause which is between the ribs and the top of the leg. Work- related low back ache is originates in the conditions of work and is considered clinically to be caused by or exacerbated by the person’s job. Low back ache affects the working and psychological status. Material and Method: Total 10 physiotherapists were selected from the Kanpur city in India. A self-modified questionnaire was provided to the participants. Results: Out of 10 physiotherapists, 8 were having low back ache. And among 8 participants, 5 were males and 3 were females who suffered from low back ache. The highest prevalence of low back ache was found in the age group of 29-45 years. Chi-Square test result was 0.551. Analysis by weight showed high prevalence of low back ache in weight group 44-89. Pearson chi-square test result was 0.803. Conclusion: Low back pain is the most common problem which affects both [male & female]. Low back pain is associated with weight and age of the physiotherapist. The study concluded that male and younger physiotherapists were having a high prevalence of low back ache. It also concluded that physiotherapists within low weight groups were having a high prevalence as compare to physiotherapists in high weights groups.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2

Page(s): 579 - 581
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