Abstract

    Open Access Research Article Article ID: JNPPR-8-188

    Prevalence of neck pain among the undergraduate physical therapy students of university of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan

    Shivum Sachdev, Sakshi Talreja, Ibtahaj-ul-islam Ansari, Sidra Nasir and Aadil Ameer Ali*

    Objective: To assess the prevalence of pain among the undergraduate physical therapy students of university of Balochistan, Quetta.

    Material & method: A cross sectional study was carried out among the 158 participants who were enrolled in department of Physical Therapy, University of Balochistan, Quetta. The participants were requested to answer the self-developed questionnaire consists of different questions (demographics & onset of pain). The collected data was analyzed by using statistical package of social sciences (Spss) version 21.

    Results: The Majority (n=101, 63.9%) of the participants were from the age group of 18 to 22 years and (n=91, 57.6%) were female. Whereas in marital status mostly (n=147, 93%) of the participants were un-married. Majority (n=49, 31%) of the participants were the enrolled in the 1st professional year. After checking their working status (n=144, 91.1%) were not doing any job, whereas (n=131, 82.9%) of the participants were not taking any medicines for the management of neck pain. In the onset of pain (n=109, 68.9%) of the participants reported the occasional onset of pain followed by the (n=21, 13.3%) frequent pain. 

    Conclusion: The study concludes that the prevalence of neck pain among the undergraduate physical therapy students of university of Balochistan was high and measured about 69%.

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    Published on: Jul 30, 2021 Pages: 20-23

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000088
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