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1- Health Promotion Department, Faculty of Health, Ilam University, Ilam.Iran.
2- Clinical Department, Health and Treatment Center of Dehloran,Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
3- Community Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Health Promotion Department, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: Various studies have reported the prevalence of low back pain in specific populations very differently. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of low back pain and related factors among the referees to health centers in Dehloran, Iran. Material and methods: In this cross sectional study, two hundred and seventy three referees to health centers in Dehloran, who aged between 20 to 45 years old and were satisfied to be studied, were entered to the study after providing signed written consent form. The data were collected using the valid/reliable researcher -made questionnaire. The validity of the questionnaire has been obtained by inserting the experts' views in the questionnaire and the reliability was measured through cronbach's alpha which was calculated as 78%. The data has been analyzed using SPSS16. Results: The lifetime prevalence of low back pain among the studied participants was 52.38%. There were significant relationship between low back pain and education level, residency location, hours per day working with computer and sedentary life style. (All p value was < 0.05). Conclusion: This study showed low back pain was prevalent among referees to health centers aged between 20 to 45 years old. Sedentary life style and much working with computer were related significant factors. Designing proper intervention to prevent low back pain among this target group is recommended.  
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Subject: Musculoskeletal Pain Prevention
Received: 2015/10/4 | Accepted: 2015/11/13 | Published: 2016/02/16

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