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Tavafian S S, Jamshidi A R, Shahmohammadi S. Effectiveness of Training Programs on Functional Disability in Female Patients with Low Back Pain. IJMPP 2016; 1 (4) :179-183
URL: http://ijmpp.modares.ac.ir/article-32-5291-en.html
1- Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Health Education, Research Ethic committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (3907 Views)
Background: Today, chronic low back pain is one of the growing worldwide problems, which caused in the reduction of individuals’ physical, mental, and social functions. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of training programs on functional disability in female patients with low back pain after 6month follow-up of the training intervention strategies.
Methods and Materials: This quasi-experimental study was carried out in rheumatology research center of Tehran University of Medical Science. A total of 27 female patients suffering from low back pain participated in this study. All the participants were divided into groups of 6 to 8 members and provided with a 4-hour training session of physiotherapy and psychology, followed by telephone counseling after one and two months. In order to collect required data and evaluate females’ functional disability, two questionnaires were employed: Roland-Morris Disability Assessment Questionnaire (RDQ) and Quebec Back Pain Disability Questionnaire (QDS). The questionnaires were completed at the beginning of the study-as the pretest, and 6-month follow up as the posttest. Data were analyzed through paired samples t-test using SPSS software version 16. A significant level of P< .05 was considered to compare the information.
Results: The results of the current study show that during the 6 months intervention program, the physical disability was significantly improved in terms of two aforementioned scales.
Conclusion: It seems that training intervention program along with the follow-up and phone counseling have significant effects on improving physical function of patients with chronic low back pain.
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Subject: Musculoskeletal Pain Prevention
Received: 2017/02/9 | Accepted: 2016/10/1 | Published: 2017/02/9

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