International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2020, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part A
Prevalence of mechanical low back pain among school teachers in Palakkad district
AUTHOR(S): Manu Chakravarthy S and Dr. T Vivekanandhan
The study is to find out the prevalence of mechanical Low Back Pain among the school teachers of Palakkad district. Teachers with heavy work load in school as well as in the home leads to various health issues. Continuous teaching hours among teachers of unaided schools and government schools also leads to the low back pain. Total 80 Samples were collected from the various schools in the Palakkad district which includes 40 male & 40 female teachers who aged from 25 to 56. SPSS version 22 was used to analyze the data. The result of the analysis says that total 51 (63.7%) teachers experienced Lower Back Pain in their life time. Among these sample, 13 were male (16.25%) teachers & 67 (83.75%) were female who experienced LBP. While comparing to male teachers, female teachers are more prone to LBP. Household chores, Duration of sleep and habit exercises is influencing the Low Back pain very much. The pain level and intensity of pain among the female teachers are more than the men. Pain intensity was measured by the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire. Study concluded that there is a significant influence of Household chores, Habit of exercise and duration of sleep in controlling the Low Back Pain among the workers.
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How to cite this article:
Manu Chakravarthy S and Dr. T Vivekanandhan. Prevalence of mechanical low back pain among school teachers in Palakkad district. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2020; 5(1): 16-19.