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Moghadas Tabrizi Y, Karimizadeh Ardakani M, Yavari Kateb M, Mansori M H. Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Pains Among University Newly Admitted Students: A cross sectional study. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2021; 19 (4)
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1338-en.html
1- Department of Health and Sport Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Sport Psychology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (519 Views)
Introduction: The present study is aimed to examine musculoskeletal pains (MPs) among students newly admitted in University and investigate gender differences in the prevalence of these disorders.
Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional descriptive study and the number of participants in this study was n = 2641 (males= 1303, females = 1338). The data of the present study were collected at the Health Center of the University of Tehran in the fall of 2019. Musculoskeletal pains in students was examined using the Nordic Questionnaire. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Chi-squared test.
Results: The highest prevalence of musculoskeletal pains in the past 12 months, past 7 days and problems in the past 12 months which inhibited routine activities was in the neck area (13.4%, 5.8%, and 10.5%, respectively) and the minimum prevalence was in the elbow (1.5%, 0.6%, and 1%). Findings also indicated a significant difference between men and women in terms of musculoskeletal pains in the neck and shoulders in all the three items of the Nordic Questionnaire (p < 0.05).
Conclusions: Based on these results, it is necessary to prevent musculoskeletal pains, especially in the neck and back, among the students newly admitted to the university.
     
Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: epidemiological studies
Received: 2021/04/21 | Accepted: 2021/06/14 | Published: 2021/12/19

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