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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 871-874


Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma

Sujata Mandhwani, Sadaf Zia, Arsalan Ahmed Shaikh, Erum Tanveer, Salman Matiullah Shaikh.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders in school going children.
Methodology: This was a cross sectional survey and data were collected from different private schools of Karachi. A sample size of 385 school going children from 6th to 10th standard of both gender were selected. A face to face interview was conducted and a Questionnaire was given. A self-administered Nordic questionnaire was used for collecting the data.
Results: A total of 385 subjects participated and 185(48.1%) were male and 200(51.9%) female. Physical activity was done by 372(96.6%) participants for 1-5 hours and 13(3.4%) for 6-10 hours. Those with sitting posture using mobile phone had pain in upper back in 123(31.9%) of participant after sitting for 1-5 hours.
Conclusion: Sedentary life style predisposed study participants for having pain/ache/ in number of different parts of body. This was more common in neck followed by upper back.

Key words: Sedentary life style, musculoskeletal pain, obesity.


 
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Mandhwani S, Zia S, Shaikh AA, Tanveer E, Shaikh SM. Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 871-874.


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Mandhwani S, Zia S, Shaikh AA, Tanveer E, Shaikh SM. Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=76960 [Access: December 18, 2020].


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Mandhwani S, Zia S, Shaikh AA, Tanveer E, Shaikh SM. Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 871-874.



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Mandhwani S, Zia S, Shaikh AA, Tanveer E, Shaikh SM. Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 18, 2020]; 45(4): 871-874.



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Mandhwani, S., Zia, . S., Shaikh, . A. A., Tanveer, . E. & Shaikh, . S. M. (2020) Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma. RMJ, 45 (4), 871-874.



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Mandhwani, Sujata, Sadaf Zia, Arsalan Ahmed Shaikh, Erum Tanveer, and Salman Matiullah Shaikh. 2020. Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 871-874.



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Mandhwani, Sujata, Sadaf Zia, Arsalan Ahmed Shaikh, Erum Tanveer, and Salman Matiullah Shaikh. "Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 871-874.



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Mandhwani, Sujata, Sadaf Zia, Arsalan Ahmed Shaikh, Erum Tanveer, and Salman Matiullah Shaikh. "Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma." Rawal Medical Journal 45.4 (2020), 871-874. Print.



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Mandhwani, S., Zia, . S., Shaikh, . A. A., Tanveer, . E. & Shaikh, . S. M. (2020) Association of sedentary life style and musculoskeletal disorders among school going children: an emerging dilemma. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 871-874.








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