Prevalence of low back pain with its associated risk factors among health science students / Nur Fatehah Basri ... [et al.]

Basri, Nur Fatehah and Masuri, Mohammad Ghazali and Danis, Ajau and Isa, Siti Nor Ismalina and Abd Aziz, Nor Azimah and Md Isa, Khairil Anuar (2021) Prevalence of low back pain with its associated risk factors among health science students / Nur Fatehah Basri ... [et al.]. Healthscope, 4 (1). pp. 51-59. ISSN 2735-0649


Low back pain (LBP) has been recorded as a disease with the most numbers to cause the disability and postural condition. However, there are few studies on the prevalence of LBP and its associated risk factors among health science students in Malaysia. Therefore, a cross-sectional study was carried out to investigate the LBP prevalence and its associated factors among health science students enrolled at UiTM Selangor Campus. The LBP was assessed using the Modified Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire which was distributed through an online survey (Google Form). A total of 322 participants took part in this study, of whom 25.5% were currently suffering from LBP. Factors significantly related to LBP were gender (p=0.029), year of study (p=0.036), history of LBP in lifetime (P<0.001), history of LBP for last 12 months (<0.001) and last 7 days (p<0.001), recovery time (p<0.001), type of school bag (p=0.031), work surface (p=0.036) and pressure while studying (p<0.001). However, the impact of performance in daily activities was not significantly associated with LBP. Awareness of the factors associated with LBP should be raised during studies to prevent the occurrence of LBP in health science students.


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Basri, Nur Fatehah
Masuri, Mohammad Ghazali
Danis, Ajau
Isa, Siti Nor Ismalina
Abd Aziz, Nor Azimah
Md Isa, Khairil Anuar
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
R Medicine > RD Surgery > Backache
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Healthscope
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Healthscope
ISSN: 2735-0649
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 51-59
Keywords: Low back pain, health science student, risk factor, prevalence
Date: October 2021
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