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Evaluation of low back pain and its risk factors among the pilots
Y Karimi *, K Alizadeh
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Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a major problem among pilots. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of LBP and its risk factors among the pilots.
Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on pilots over a one year period. Data was collected by a questionnaire and percentage of LBP in different age decades, different classes of body mass index (BMI) was reported.
Results: There was a significant differences between the prevalence of LBP among fighter pilots (p<0.01). LBP levels between people who had a eject was significantly more then the others. There was a significant difference about the prevalence of LBP between age groups and it increased with age. There was no relationship between LBP and height, weight or BMI as well as flying hours. The prevalence of LBP was significantly different in various bases.
Conclusion: Although the prevalence of LBP among Iranian pilots were similar to other countries, but its high prevalence needs more attention and subsequent studies should be conducted on ways to reduce it.
Keywords: Army pilots, Low back pain, Risk factors
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/03/6 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3
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Karimi Y, Alizadeh K. Evaluation of low back pain and its risk factors among the pilots. EBNESINA. 2010; 13 (1 and 2) :4-8
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