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RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 362-364


Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan

Hira Bano Javaid, Fahad Tanveer, Ashfaq Ahmad, Syed Amir Gilani, Salman Zafar.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence of Work-related Upper Back/Thoracic pain among health care professionals of Lahore, Pakistan.
Methodology: This descriptive cross sectional study was done on 883 health care professionals of Lahore above age 25 and having minimum 2 years of practice. Those having recent injury or trauma, suffering with any other systemic disease or had any surgery were excluded. Data analysis was done with SPSS version 21.
Results: Mean age of respondents was 35.96+8.814 years and age was between 26-66years. Out of 883 respondents, 239(27.1%) had upper back/thoracic pain. There were 421(47.7%) female of which 132(31.3%) had upper back pain while 462(52.3%) were male of which 107(23.1%) had pain. Mean of pain intensity was 4.59+1.929. Out of 37(4.2%) surgeons, 15(40.5%) had pain, out of 188(21.3%) dentists, 63(33.5%) had pain and out of 159(18%) physical therapists, 63(39.6%) had pain.
Conclusion: There was prevalence of 27.1% upper back pain among health care professionals, which was more in females with ages between 31-35 years. Among them surgeons reported highest pain followed by dentists and physical therapists. Due to pain, they had huge impact on the absenteeism from work.

Key words: Thoracic spinal pain, occupation, age, gender.


 
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Javaid HB, Tanveer F, Ahmad A, Gilani SA, Zafar S. Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 362-364.


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Javaid HB, Tanveer F, Ahmad A, Gilani SA, Zafar S. Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 362-364.



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Javaid HB, Tanveer F, Ahmad A, Gilani SA, Zafar S. Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. (2019), [cited November 17, 2019]; 44(2): 362-364.



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Javaid, H. B., Tanveer, . F., Ahmad, . A., Gilani, . S. A. & Zafar, . S. (2019) Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ, 44 (2), 362-364.



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Javaid, Hira Bano, Fahad Tanveer, Ashfaq Ahmad, Syed Amir Gilani, and Salman Zafar. 2019. Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (2), 362-364.



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Javaid, Hira Bano, Fahad Tanveer, Ashfaq Ahmad, Syed Amir Gilani, and Salman Zafar. "Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 362-364.



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Javaid, Hira Bano, Fahad Tanveer, Ashfaq Ahmad, Syed Amir Gilani, and Salman Zafar. "Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 44.2 (2019), 362-364. Print.



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Javaid, H. B., Tanveer, . F., Ahmad, . A., Gilani, . S. A. & Zafar, . S. (2019) Prevalence of work-related upper back and thoracic pain among health care professionals Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (2), 362-364.








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