Association between Low Back Pain and Lifestyle Among the Staff in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences

Karimi, Shokooh and Afkhaminia, Farzaneh and behnampour, Naser and TalebpourAmiri, Fereshteh (2018) Association between Low Back Pain and Lifestyle Among the Staff in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 28 (162). pp. 141-148.

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Low Back Pain (LBP) is one the major public health problems in the world. Lifestyle is one of the most important factors affecting the health of employees. The aim of this study was to determine the association between LBP and lifestyle among employees in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Materials and methods: In a cross-sectional descriptive analysis, 186 people working in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 2017, were recruited. Nordic Musculoskeletal Disorders Questionnaire (NMQ) and Lifestyle Questionnaire (LSQ) were administered. Data were analyzed applying Chi square and logistic regression tests. Results: The average age of the staff was 40±9.002. Among the participants 54.7 were males, 47.8 hold master’s degree and 45.9 had LBP. The prevalence of LBP was 54.5 in females and 37.8 in males. The results showed that physical health, exercise and health, mental health, social health, and gender were associated with incidence of LBP in population studied. Conclusion: In this study, LBP in staff was associated with their gender and lifestyle. So, lifestyle modification could be effective in remission of low back pain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lifestyle, low back pain, staff, Mazandaran
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@mazums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 06:12
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 06:12
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3860

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