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PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT

Ibrahim Tobba Mohamed, Olfat A Kandil, Maha M Mohammed, Salwa F. Abd elmageed.

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Purposes: Low back pain (LBP) is an impacting musculoskeletal disorder. Hence, this study was commenced to acquire lifetime, twelve-month and point prevalence of work-related low back pain (WRLBP) among physical therapists (P.Ts) who are currently working in the teaching hospitals in CAIRO-EGYPT, as well as factors related to the workplace or the individual, and WRLBP characteristics. Methods: A specifically designed questionnaire was distributed to the P.Ts who are currently working in teaching hospitals in Cairo-Egypt (eighty four P.Ts). Results: Seventy seven of the eighty four P.Ts (91.6%) have completed the questionnaire. The lifetime prevalence of WRLBP was 54.5% (95% CI from 43% to 65%), twelve-month prevalence of WRLBP was 44.1% (95 CI from 33% to 55%), point prevalence of WRLBP was 38.9% (95% CI from 28% to 49%), Gender prevalence of WRLBP (male-59.2%, female-52%), most prevalent physical therapy specialties with WRLBP were cardio-pulmonary (66.6%), pediatric (57.1%), and orthopedic (54.4%), pain was commonly moderate with (3-4 points on the numerical pain scale). Conclusion: Work-related low back pain is common among Egyptian P.Ts at the three prevalences, making Cairo’s teaching hospitals P.Ts a high-risk group, which necessitate appropriate intervention to manage such sequelae.

Key words: prevalence, low back pain, physical therapists, Egyptian, risk factors, Musculoskeletal disorders


 
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Mohamed IT, Kandil OA, Mohammed MM, elmageed SFA. PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2017; 6(4): 21-30. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285



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Mohamed IT, Kandil OA, Mohammed MM, elmageed SFA. PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT. www.scopemed.org/?mno=265462 [Access: August 21, 2017]. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285



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Mohamed IT, Kandil OA, Mohammed MM, elmageed SFA. PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2017; 6(4): 21-30. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285



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Mohamed IT, Kandil OA, Mohammed MM, elmageed SFA. PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. (2017), [cited August 21, 2017]; 6(4): 21-30. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285



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Mohamed, I. T., Kandil, O. A., Mohammed, M. M. & elmageed, S. F. A. (2017) PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 21-30. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285



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Mohamed, Ibrahim Tobba, Olfat A Kandil, Maha M Mohammed, and Salwa F. Abd elmageed. 2017. PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 21-30. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285



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Mohamed, Ibrahim Tobba, Olfat A Kandil, Maha M Mohammed, and Salwa F. Abd elmageed. "PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 6 (2017), 21-30. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285



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Mohamed, Ibrahim Tobba, Olfat A Kandil, Maha M Mohammed, and Salwa F. Abd elmageed. "PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 6.4 (2017), 21-30. Print. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285



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Mohamed, I. T., Kandil, O. A., Mohammed, M. M. & elmageed, S. F. A. (2017) PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CAIRO-EGYPT. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 21-30. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000285








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