2021, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part C
Influence of fear avoidance beliefs on pain and disability among computer workers with low back pain: A cross-sectional study
AUTHOR(S): Sneha Sailor and Manali Bhavsar
In the era of modernization, networking and computerization has become an important part in each and every individual’s life in the world. From primary level to higher level use of computers has become a must and is used in almost every sector nowadays. So the individuals are prone to gain musculoskeletal problems due to various factors like poor posture, more working hours, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, etc. and these leads to various musculoskeletal problems. Among all these problems Low Back Pain is common. So evaluation of pain, the fear to do physical activity due to pain and disability related to it is necessary. Aims and objectives of the study were to investigate the structure of Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) in a population of people with low back pain by means of confirmatory analysis. To see the relationship Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) and perceived disability as well as participation in daily and social life. To examine whether the perceived disability mediates the association with pain and participation and between fear avoidance beliefs and participation. Materials and Methodology After the baseline assessment, the VAS was obtained which determines the pain intensity of the subject with LBP. Consecutively both the questionnaires were filled FABQ for fear in the subject to pain and MOSW for disability due to LBP. Hence all the data was obtained for the study. For the results the data was analysed using Pearson co-efficient of correlation to examine the relationship between VAS, FABs about work and MOSW. The correlation co-efficient between VAS and FABs about work was 0.388 (p>0.01) and correlation co-efficient between FABs about work and MOSW was 0.473 (p>0.01). The study concluded that there was a significant association between the pain, fear avoidance beliefs and disability in computer workers in low back pain. This relationship has an important implication for the development of the rehabilitation programs that aim to improve disability in the population with low back pain and also to reduce pain in the population with low back pain.
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How to cite this article:
Sneha Sailor, Manali Bhavsar. Influence of fear avoidance beliefs on pain and disability among computer workers with low back pain: A cross-sectional study. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2021;6(1):156-159.