Open Access Research Article Article ID: OJPM-5-126

    Prevalence of low back pain among the Dentists of Karachi, Pakistan

    Sonum Sachdev, Vikash Chughani, Mukesh kumar & Aadil Ameer Ali*

    Objective: To assess the Prevalence of Low Back Pain among the Dentists of Karachi, Pakistan

    Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted in many different hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan from October to December 2015. A self-constructed questionnaire which includes the demographic Characterstics and other questions were duration of work per day, work experience of a participants, onset of pain, aggravating factors. Among the 68 dentists SPSS version 17 was used to analyze the data.

    Results: The majority (n=38, 55.8%) of the participants belongs to age group of 36 to 45 years, (n=36, 52.9%) were female and (n=25, 36.7%) were specialized in the dental surgery. Moreover in the prevalence the (n=65, 96 %%) of the participants reported they are suffering from lower back pain. After checking the working status of respondents we found that (n= 34, 52.3%) were working more than 8 hours in a day, while (n=29, 44.6%) of responded that they had work experience between 5 to 10 years. In the onset of pain (n=23, 35.3%) reported that they usually start feeling pain within 1 to 2 hours of working especially when they use to bend their lower back.

    Conclusion: This Study finalized that there is 96% prevalence of lower back pain among the dentists working in Karachi Pakistan. 


    Published on: Aug 26, 2021 Pages: 20-23

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojpm.000026
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