Research Article
Volume 13 Issue 2 - 2021
The Prevalence of Low Back Pain and its Associated Factors among Primary-School Teachers in Jeddah - Saudi Arabia during 2018 - 2019
Osama Othman Alkhudhair1*, Sultan Khalaf Almasri1, Abdulelah Abdullah Arzoun1, Abdulaziz Maher Fadhel1, Abdulrahman Ayoub Barqawi1, Turki Khaled Bagaaifar1, Mohammad Saleh Almarri2, Ammar Yassir Bafarat3, Alanoud Saleh Albuloshi4 and Amro Yahya Khormi5
1Medical intern, Umm AlQura university, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2Assistant registrar, department of surgery, Aladan Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait
3Medical intern, KSAU-HS, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4Medical intern, king Saud medical complex, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5Service Resident, Ministry of Health, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Osama Othman Alkhudhair, Medical intern, Umm AlQura university, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: December 22, 2020; Published: December 31, 2021


Background: Low Back Pain (LBP) is the pain localized between the coastal margin and above the inferior gluteal folds. Most cases are nonspecific with no apparent cause. More than 80% of the world population will experience an episode of LBP at some point during their lives.

Objectives and Method: This descriptive cross-sectional study was aimed to identify the prevalence of LBP and its associated factors among 420 primary school teachers from 20 different public and private schools in Jeddah district in the period between November 2018 and May 2019. The study sample was chosen by multistage sampling method. Data was collected by a self-administered pre-tested questionnaire and recorded and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS 20.0).

Results: The results of this study showed that the 12-month prevalence of LBP was about (52.6%). Female teachers with LBP were significantly higher than male teachers (57% and 41.3% respectively, P = .004). LBP was more common (58%) in the age group (30 - 40 years). LBP was significantly higher in overweight (62% 0.00), married teachers (56%, P = 017), among those who don't exercise (56%, P = .002), teachers who spent more than 10 years in teaching (60% P = .018) and teachers of public schools (57%, P = .00). LBP was significantly higher among teachers complaining from teaching-related physical activity (87%, P = .000), anxiety and other psycho-social stressors (49%, P = .029).

Conclusion and Recommendations: The LBP is a common health problem among primary-school teachers as this study highlights the need to increase the care of teachers' health and well-being from the government, media, and ministry of education.

Keywords: Low Back Pain; Prevalence; Association; Factors; Primary School Teachers


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