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1- PhD graduated, 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- Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institutes for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (187 Views)
Aims: Self-efficacy is an important predictor of spine-related behavior among adults. This article aimed to assess the self-efficacy toward healthy spine-related behavior among schoolchildren in Iran.
Method and Materials: A cross-sectional study was done in region 22 of capital Tehran, Iran , through a simple random sampling method. In this regard, 104 schoolchildren participated in the study. To collect data, a self-reported questionnaire was used. Descriptive/ analytical statistical analysis was applied. Chi-square test was used to obtain relationship between self-efficacy and participants characterizes. The data was analyzed by SPSS version 24.
Findings: In all, 104 female elementary schoolchildren who were studying in 5th grade participated in this study. The findings demonstrated that the rate of back pain during last week was 23.1% (n=24). Only, 16.3% (n=17) of participants had a high level of self-efficacy. There were significant relationships  between father’s job (P=0.019) and presence of back pain (P=0.048) with self-efficacy.
Conclusions: Perceived self-efficacy toward healthy spine-related behavior was needed to be improved among schoolchildren by applying potential change strategies in educational program.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Received: 2020/11/21 | Accepted: 2020/12/9 | Published: 2020/12/31