Back pain in pregnancy among office workers

Risk factors and its impact on quality of life

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Back pain is a common presenting complaint during pregnancy and it is often being considered as part of the pregnancy process. The purpose of the study is to investigate the prevalence of back pain in pregnancy, risk factors and its impact on the quality of life in pregnant women. Three hundred and fifty-eight pregnant women who attended the antenatal clinic in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre were recruited in this cross-sectional study from October 2011 until April 2012. The back pain was further classified into lumbar pain and posterior pelvic pain. The severity of back pain was assessed using visual analoque scale (VAS) and the functional limitation was assessed using the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (ODQ). The prevalence of back pain in pregnancy was 84.6%. Occupation and previous history of back pain were associated with back pain in pregnancy. In terms of functional limitation disability, total ODQ score was statistically significant correlate with severity of pain (VAS score). Personal care, sitting, standing, sex life and social life were significantly affected. The risk factors for back pain in pregnancy were type of occupation and history of back pain. The higher VAS score, the more ODQ will be affected. Personal care, sitting, standing, sex life and social life were significantly affected.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20170037
JournalHormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017

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Back Pain
Quality of Life
Pregnancy
Occupations
Pregnant Women
Pain
Pelvic Pain
Malaysia
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • back pain
  • office occupation
  • Oswestry Disability Questionnaire
  • pregnancy
  • visual analoque scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology

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