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1- Health Education and Health Promotion Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Health Education and Health Promotion Department, 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, Iran Health Sciences Research Center, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran ((H.Delshad@modares.ac.ir).
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Aims: Low Back Pain (LBP) is a serious and prevalent health problem, especially worldwide.  This study evaluated the impact of an interventional program on promoting the knowledge,  attitude and practice among a clinical worker to prevent low back pain in Lorestan hospitals, 
Method and Materials: in this interventional study, 80 clinical workers who were working  in the two hospitals of Lorestan province in Iran, were divided randomly into an intervention  (N=40) and control (N=40) group.  The intervention group took part in the itervenional program while the control group received no  intervention. The demographic questionnaire and a researcher - made questionnaire were used.
Findings: In all 40 clinical workers in each group of intervention with mean age of 33.18±6.025  years and control group with mean age of 31.40± 6.732 years took part in the study. The  mean scores of knowledge, in the control group versus intervention group, immediately after 
intervention, 3-, and 6 - months follow-up were 13.00±1.79 vs 13.28 ±2.21, 13.03±2.15 vs  14.93±1.28, and 13.03±2.15 vs 14.38±1.67 respectively which were significant in two time points of 3- and 6- month follow ups (P<0.05) . Regarding, the mean scores of attitude the scores of control versus intervention group were 39.386.45± vs 40.136.86±, 39.55±6.11vs 43.98±4.81, and 39.43±5.64 vs 43.60±5.74, respectively; and for behavior the scores in control vs intervention group were 16.96±6.90 vs 15.05±4.52; 16.05± 4.5 vs 18.35±5.30, and 16.00±4.60 vs 18.13±4.80, respectively. 
Conclusions: This study showed that the interventional program is an effective intervention  to promote preventive behavior of LBP in clinical workers.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Occupational Therapy
Received: 2019/09/13 | Accepted: 2021/09/11 | Published: 2021/10/9

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