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Goodarzi A M, Tavafian S S, Delshad M H. Educational Intervention for Promoting Low Back Pain Preventive Behaviors. IJMPP 2021; 6 (3) :538-544
URL: http://ijmpp.modares.ac.ir/article-32-49254-en.html
1- Department, of Health Education and Health Promotion Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department, of Health Education and Health Promotion Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , tavafian@modares.ac.ir
3- Department of Public Health Department, School of Health, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iranb Health Sciences Research Center, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran
Abstract:   (1260 Views)
Aim: Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability worldwide.The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a designed interventional program on promoting the knowledge, attitude and practice among clinical workers who working in hospitals of Lorestan, Iran.
Method and Materials: In total 80 clinical workers of two hospitals of Lorestan province in were assessed in groups of intervention (N= 40) and control (N=40). These participants completed the demographic and researcher - made questionnaires as well as Visual Analog Scale (VAS) at the beginning of the study. Just the Intervention group were trained with educational program. The data based on researcher - made questionnaire and VAS were collected at 3- month follow up and analyzed using SPSS version 19.
Findings: Totally, 40 clinical workers in each group of intervention and control with mean age of (33.18±6.025) and (31.40± 6.732) were assessed respectively. Both groups were the same in terms of all studied variables at initial of the study (p > 0.05). However, there was
a significant difference between the groups at 3- month follow up in terms of knowledge, attitude and practice (p<0.0001). Furthermore, the mean score low back pain behavior in intervention group (18.35±.5.30) was significantly improved in comparison with the control group (16.05±4.52) (p<0.001).
Conclusion:This study showed the educational program was benefit to improve the knowledge, attitude and behavior of regarding preventing low back pain among clinical workers among Lorestan hospitals in Iran.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Occupational Therapy
Received: 2021/01/17 | Accepted: 2021/05/28 | Published: 2021/06/20

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