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1- Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , tavafian@modares.ac.ir
3- Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institutes for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran.
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Aim: Back pain is one of the most important public health problems among students especially among who carrying backpack to school. The aim of this study was to assess healthy spine-related behavior among these students.
Instruments and Method: A descriptive study was conducted on a random sample of students attending public elementary schools in Tehran, Iran. The students completed a questionnaire containing items on cognitive abilities sections of knowledge, outcome expectation beliefs, self- efficacy companied with a checklist to assess their skills on back care behaviors. The last section was about items regarding back care behaviors. All collected data entered to SPSS version 24 and analyzed.
Findings: In all, 204 students were entered into the study. The Mean (SD) of knowledge, Outcome expectation beliefs, Self- efficacy, Skills and Back care behaviors were as 4.71 ±1.40; 20.48 ± 6.44; 13.89 ± 4.44; 65.84 ± 16.16; and 20.94 ± 6.65 respectively.
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that the probably influencing factors on back care behaviors were not in optimal status. Accordingly, doing multi-central causative studies to confirm the results is strongly recommended.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Received: 2020/11/9 | Accepted: 2020/11/11 | Published: 2020/11/14

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