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RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 440-443


Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan

Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq.

Abstract
Objective: To find out the frequency of back problems among gynecologists in various tertiary care hospitals of Lahore.
Methodology: This observational cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at of various tertiary care hospitals of Lahore from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. It included 129 female gynecologists serving at various positions, with sampling technique being non-probability purposive sampling.
Results: Total 129 gynecologists were interviewed, majority of them being <35 years of age and serving as trainee doctors. The frequency of various back disorders was 58.15%.
Conclusion: Frequency of back problems in young gynecologists is alarmingly high and corrective measures are needed at the level of training curriculum, methodology and work routine.

Key words: Backache, Cervical Pain, Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Lumbosacral Pain , Occupational Problem, Sciatica, Thoracic Pain


 
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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq. Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 440-443.


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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq. Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=281359 [Access: January 16, 2019].


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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq. Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 440-443.



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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq. Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. (2018), [cited January 16, 2019]; 43(3): 440-443.



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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq (2018) Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ, 43 (3), 440-443.



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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq. 2018. Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (3), 440-443.



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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq. "Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 440-443.



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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq. "Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43.3 (2018), 440-443. Print.



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Qudsia Nawaz, Shazia Shakeel, Sadia Shafiq (2018) Backache as an occupational problem in obstetricians & gynecologists: An observational study from tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (3), 440-443.








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