Low Back Pain and some Related Factors among Employees in Iran

Evidences support association between obesity and Low Back Pain (LBP). The purpose of the present study is to explore related factors of lBP in some employees working at Deputy of health of Guilan University of Medical Sciences.

Instrument & Methods

This study was a cross sectional study. A total of 100 employees working at deputy of health of Guilan University of Medical Sciences and were selected through nonrandom purposive sampling method. The research tools were Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QDS) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) . Statistical descriptive/analytic methods were used to analyze data through SPSS version 23.


In total 100 employees with mean age 43.84 ±8.44years took part in the study. Of these participants, 68 employees were female (68%) and 32 employees were male (32%).
The findings from this study indicated that most of the studied participants were suffering from moderate pain. This study also showed that there was a significant association (P < 0.05) between LBP and high BMI.


This study verified that increased Body Mass Index (BMI) is associated with LBP and disability among employees. Therefore, designing educational programs with emphasis on reducing BMI through increasing physical activity and healthy diet is strongly recommended.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
International Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain prevention, Volume:4 Issue:2, 2019
180 - 185
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