Volume 4, Issue 3 (Autumn 2000)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2000, 4(3): 46-51 | Back to browse issues page

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Abstract Background: Knowledge of low back pain risk factors and prevention of exposure to them is important in control and management of the disease. Objective: To investigate the relationship of low back pain with gravidae and delivery. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 133 housewives with the age range of 20 to 35. A pretest was done on 30 samples, and later on, in four groups considering incidence of deliveries. Each sample filled up a questionnaire containing personal appearance, history of low back pain and exercise. Back arch was evaluated by flexible measure and abdominal muscles were clinically evaluated by manual testing. Findings: Incidence of low back pain was mostly correlated with first pregnancy and delivery and significantly increased with the incidence of gravidae (P=0.047). No significant findings were observed between ladies with daily exercise versus no specific exercise. Also no significant difference was observed between different post delivery exercises versus no exercise. Conclusion: It is concluded that general social knowledge and training could be of importance in decreasing the incidence and severity of low back pain in first and following pregnancies.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Obsterics & Gynecology