Mathar Mohideen1, Abdullah Khaled Faifi2, Faisal Mohammed Albalawi2, Khalid Ibrahim Kaabi2, Waleed Mansour Gdean Alanze2
1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
2Internship student, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mathar Mohideen, Assistant Professor and Program Accreditation Coordinator, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.
Received: August 05, 2021; Published: September 18, 2021
Citation: Mathar Mohideen., et al. “Low Back Pain: Oswestry Low-back Pain Disability and Body Mechanic Practices Among the School Teachers in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.10 (2021): 60-66.
Background: Low back pain (LBP) considered to be one of the most common problem among all musculoskeletal conditions, which is very much related with the occupational functioning. Worldwide trend in back pain is escalating. Constant use of “Head -Down” posture, poor posture and improper technique of lifting carrying among the teachers are the common causes that need to be focused in preventing and managing back pain. Safe working practice to be ensured in managing LBP.
Methods: A descriptive cross- sectional study was conducted among the school teachers from the selected schools in Tabuk to identify the low back pain disability level and body mechanic practices by using structured self -administrated questionnaire.
Result: 66.8% of the study participants had reported back pain. In that majority of the teachers had reported mild and moderate level of back pain, these teachers were able to continue their work. This study had identified significant association with medical illness and previous surgery related to Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) LBP Disability. Only 35.2% of the teachers had good practices of body mechanics in prevention of back pain. This study also revealed that female gender, marital status and work experience had significantly associated with practices of body mechanics.
Conclusion: This study recommends on enhancing the educational activities about body mechanic practices in preventing the LBP.
Keywords: Oswestry Disability Index; Low Back Pain; Body Mechanic Practices
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