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Journal: Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 38-44

Keywords : Musculoskeletal Disorder; Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder; Low Back Pain; Body Mass Index; Physical Therapist; Physical Activity Level;

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To find out the frequency of work, related to Low Back Pain (LBP) among physical therapist of tertiary care hospital of Karachi. To analyze the effects of physical activity level, sub-specialty areas and Body Mass Index (BMI) on Work Related Low Back Pain (WRLBP) as well. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with non-probability convenience sampling technique was used. The study included 265 Physical Therapist working in Tertiary Care Hospitals of Karachi. Data was collected throughpre-tested, structured and self-administered questionnaire and then,wasanalyzed on SPSS version 17. This study reported that prevalence of WRLBP was 66.4%. The rate was higher in femalephysiotherapist, that is, 42.6%. Data revealed that, 69% of respondents experienced WRLBP within 2 years of their practices. Moreover, the manual therapy was found to be the most common cause for WRLBP. No significant association was found between BMIand physical activitylevel of physical therapist, but interestingly, it was found that sub-specialty area of work was correlated with WRLBP. The rate of WRLBP has been found to be high in physical therapists due to their profession. It is therefore, required to build up an effective ergonomic strategy, strengthen training for prevention at undergraduate level in order to reduce and prevent WRLBP.

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