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RMJ. 2018; 43(4): 673-676


Frequency of growing pains among children of Lahore, Pakistan

Hira Rafique, Ashfaq Ahmed, Warda Shafique, Syed Amir Gilani, Kamran Hanif.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the frequency of recurrent leg pain commonly described as “Growing pains” among children of Lahore, Pakistan.
Methodology: The study was conducted among 180 parents of children between ages 3-7 years. A closed type questionnaire consisting 27 points was administered. A 9-point scale was used with cut-off point of ≥7 for the diagnosis. SPSS version 21.0 was used to analyze data.
Results: Out of 180 parents, 87(48.3%) reported that their child had leg pains. 78(43.3%) of those were diagnosed with growing pains according to Peterson’s criteria. The frequency was higher among boys (56.41%) than girls (43.59%). 41(52.56%) of the diagnosed children were of age group above 5 years.
Conclusion: Growing pains are common among children’s of 3-7 years of age with a peak frequency in children’s above 5 years of age. The frequency was found higher among boys than girls. Growing pains tend to increase after vigorous activity.

Key words: Children, growing pains, recurrent leg pain.


 
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Rafique H, Ahmed A, Shafique W, Gilani SA, Hanif K. Frequency of growing pains among children of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(4): 673-676.


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Rafique H, Ahmed A, Shafique W, Gilani SA, Hanif K. Frequency of growing pains among children of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. (2018), [cited December 14, 2018]; 43(4): 673-676.



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Rafique, H., Ahmed, . A., Shafique, . W., Gilani, . S. A. & Hanif, . K. (2018) Frequency of growing pains among children of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ, 43 (4), 673-676.



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Rafique, Hira, Ashfaq Ahmed, Warda Shafique, Syed Amir Gilani, and Kamran Hanif. 2018. Frequency of growing pains among children of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (4), 673-676.



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Rafique, Hira, Ashfaq Ahmed, Warda Shafique, Syed Amir Gilani, and Kamran Hanif. "Frequency of growing pains among children of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 673-676.



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Rafique, Hira, Ashfaq Ahmed, Warda Shafique, Syed Amir Gilani, and Kamran Hanif. "Frequency of growing pains among children of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43.4 (2018), 673-676. Print.



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Rafique, H., Ahmed, . A., Shafique, . W., Gilani, . S. A. & Hanif, . K. (2018) Frequency of growing pains among children of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (4), 673-676.




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