Research Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2008
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Page No. 85 - 87

Assessment of Low Back Pain and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)Risk Factors in Regards to Postural Behavior Among Teenagers, East Azerbaijan, Iran

Authors : S. Hakimi , K.H. Akbarpour , R.G.H. Vahidi , R. Shahnazy , H. Jabbari Birami and A. Mohammadpour Asl

Abstract: Low back pain has a relatively high prevalence during school years. If the causes and risk factors of back pain could be removed at an early stage, the opportunity for remedial action would be improved. Several authors have been reported a positive relationship between back pain and incorrect sitting and standing postures. There was also strong evidence for low back pain being associated with poor "lifting- pushing" habits. We recorded postural behavior and lifting, pushing and pulling habits in this study. Subjects were 438 teenagers (both sexes) that their mean age was 14.55 years (±3.3). 41.03% of pupils selected correct answer in lifting of equipment. About half of them know correct method of tools pushing and only 34% was informed about pulling methods. Sixty five percent of pupils have poor habit in standing. Approximately 63% of students have bad sitting posture in time of study. The results indicate lake of student knowledge about correct body position. Majority of teenagers had poor sitting posture while reading and writing. About 62% of students had incorrect situation (kyphosis) while standing. Furhtermore practice of pupils in lifting, pushing and pulling isn`t satisfactory. Ergonomics is not found in the curriculum for public education and education of correct body situation in schools will be an important step in tackling with the high

How to cite this article:

S. Hakimi , K.H. Akbarpour , R.G.H. Vahidi , R. Shahnazy , H. Jabbari Birami and A. Mohammadpour Asl , 2008. Assessment of Low Back Pain and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)Risk Factors in Regards to Postural Behavior Among Teenagers, East Azerbaijan, Iran. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 85-87.

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