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Navabian Ghamsari M H, Goodarzi A, Ziaoddini A, Yazdani M. Low Back Pain and some Related Factors among Employees in Iran. IJMPP 2019; 4 (2) :180-185
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1- Medical Department, Tehran Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Health Education Planning Department, Ministry of Education, Tehran, Iran. , azamgoodarzy98@gmail.com
3- Medical Department, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran , Iran
4- Departemen of Health Education and Health Promotion , Faculty of Health , Guilan University of Medical Science, Rasht ,Iran.
Abstract:   (3166 Views)
Aims: Evidences support association between obesity and Low Back Pain (LBP). The purpose of the present study is to explore related factors of lBP in some employees working at Deputy of health of Guilan University of Medical Sciences.
Instrument &Methods: This study was a cross sectional study. A total of 100 employees working at deputy of health of Guilan University of Medical Sciences and were selected through nonrandom purposive sampling method. The research tools were Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QDS) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) . Statistical descriptive/analytic methods were used to analyze data through SPSS version 23.
Findings: In total 100 employees with mean age 43.84 ±8.44years took part in the study. Of these participants, 68 employees were female (68%) and 32 employees were male (32%).
The findings from this study indicated that most of the studied participants were suffering from moderate pain. This study also showed that there was a significant association (P < 0.05) between LBP and high BMI.
Conclusion: This study verified that increased Body Mass Index (BMI) is associated with LBP and disability among employees. Therefore, designing educational programs with emphasis on reducing BMI through increasing physical activity and healthy diet is strongly recommended.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Musculoskeletal Pain Prevention
Received: 2019/09/11 | Accepted: 2019/09/18 | Published: 2019/09/22

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