Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 9 - 2020
Prevalence of Low Back Pain and Associated Risk Factors among School Teachers of Lahore
Sidra Saleem1, Sana Tauqeer2, Hammad Shakeel3, Naveed Anwar4* and Kehkshan Khalid5
1Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
2Consultant Physiotherapist, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
3Physiotherapist, University Institute of Physical Therapy, Lahore, Pakistan
4Assistant Professor, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
5Lecturer, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Naveed Anwar, Assistant Professor, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: June 21, 2020; Published: August 29, 2020


Aim: To find out prevalence of low back pain among teachers of Lahore, Pakistan.

Methodology: This cross-sectional survey was conducted from April-September 2017 on 120 teachers working in different government and private schools of Lahore, Pakistan. Participants with any accident, fracture and tumor were excluded. Japanese Orthopedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire was used. The teachers were interviewed and asked to fill in the questionnaires. Statistical Analysis was done by using SPSS version 21.

Results: Total 120 subjects were included in the study with 75 (45, 83%) females and 45 (16.67%) males. Mean age of respondents was. ± SD 31.04 ± 7.766 the prevalence of low back pain in teachers, more prevalent in females as compared to males. Study revealed that 61 (70.9%) lied down more often than usual, 55 (64.0%) refrained from bending, 51 (59.3%) faced difficulty in putting on socks, 49 (57.0%) faced difficulty in standing from chair, 46 (53.5%) went up the stairs slowly, 45 (52.3%) could not sleep, 45 (52.3%) asked help from others and 45 (52.3%) walked only short distances.

Conclusion: The prevalence of low back pain is high among teachers. It was found that due to low back pain, teachers were not able to do daily life activities.

Keywords: Low Back Pain; Posture Musculoskeletal Pain; Prevalence


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