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Journal: Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 39-45

Keywords : Postural Awareness; Good Posture; Bad Posture; Standing Position; Sitting Position; Lying Position;

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OBJECTIVES To determine the awareness level of good body posture in school going students and teachers of different academic places and compare the level of awareness between students and teachers. STUDY DESIGN A cross sectional study was conducted during January 2013 to April 2013. STUDY SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS Research data was collected from different schools of Karachi. One hundred and thirty two participants including both school going students and teachers were participated in this study. The students belonged to 9-16 year age group. DATA COLLECTION TOOL Data was collected through close ended self-administered questionnaire. RESULTS Chi square test was applied to check the association between occupation and lecture attending question. Chi-square test results (p value = 0.000) showed that, there was a significant association between the occupation and attended lectures regarding postural awareness. Results also revealed that teachers and students were equally aware of standing and lying position, whereas for sitting position teachers were more aware than the students. CONCLUSION Study showed significant association of awareness between students and teachers. However, more education and further awareness regarding good body posture is needed to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and to prevent prevalence of body pain due to poor posture.

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