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EFFECTS OF LOW BACK PAIN ON OFFICE WORKERS

Shujaa Hudayban Menwer Alrashidi* and Dr. Leo

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Background: Low back pain (LBP) is regular among office specialists and is the most widely recognized reason for business related incapacity in individuals under 45 years old. The etiology of LBP is broadly acknowledged to be multi-factorial. Objective: to evaluate the effect of work environment on low back pain. Methodology: A sample (about 40 participants) of office workers were collected (aged between 18 and 60 years and working full-time at least one year of experience in the current position) and asked many questions about LBP. The data in the filled written consent were recorded in a computer program, these data include: Individual factors included gender, age, marital status, educational level, frequency of regular exercise or sport, smoking habits, and number of driving hours a day. Results: The collected data showed that among all responders, 31.5 % suffered from LBP at the time of the survey, 39.2% and 44% presented with LBP within the previous one and 2 years respectively, and 56.1% of selected office workers experienced at least one LBP episode in their lifetime. Their demographic and personal characteristics as well as point, one-year, 2-year and lifetime prevalence of LBP. Conclusion: due to existing bureaucratic factors, in terms of public office workers’ participation in research projects, our investigating team has considered it appropriate to select a representative sample of government clerks by utilizing the method of random cluster sampling.

Keywords: Low back pain, office worker, Oswestry.


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