Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1626-1633

Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Abdullah Alsaeed, Ibrahim Alresaini, Abdulmalik Alsaeed, Ziyad Alawaji, Abdulrahman Alammar, Ajlan Alajlan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Low back pain (LBP) is broadly recognized as significant health and socio-economic problem, and school teachers have a high risk for developing LBP. Factors contributing to an increased risk of LBP among teachers include prolonged sitting and standing and long hours working at a computer. This study investigates the prevalence of LBP among Saudi teachers in the Qassim region, compares prevalence between male and female teachers, and determines its associated risk factors. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among Saudi teachers working in primary, intermediate, and secondary schools in Buraydah, Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia. We enrolled 369 teachers using a simple random technique. Data were collected using a structured self-administered questionnaire. Data entry, cleaning, and analysis used the Statistical Package for Social Sciences. Results: The prevalence of LBP among school teachers was 79.8%, with no significant difference between males and females (p-value 0.2798); 76.1% have a minimal disability, 19.7% have a moderate disability, 3.4% have a severe disability, and 0.9% were crippled. Factors that showed a significant relationship were the number of classes per week (p value = 0.0018) and sleeping hours per day (p value = 0.0091) Conclusion: This study reveals a high prevalence of LBP among school teachers in Qassim, Saudi Arabia, comparable to the prevalence rates documented in other countries. LBP risk factors were sleeping per hour and the number of classes per week.

Keywords:
Low back pain, orthopedic department, teachers, Qassim region, Saudi Arabia.


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Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia


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Abdullah Alsaeed
Department of Surgery, Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Ibrahim Alresaini
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulmalik Alsaeed
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Ziyad Alawaji
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Alammar
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.
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Ajlan Alajlan

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Correspondence to:
. College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.; mlkalsaeed@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 17 Jul 2021
Accepted 30 Aug 2021
Published online 11 Sep 2021
Published in print 28 Sep 2021

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Alsaeed A, Alresaini I, Alsaeed A, Alawaji Z, Alammar A, Alajlan A. Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1626-1633. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


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Alsaeed A, Alresaini I, Alsaeed A, Alawaji Z, Alammar A, Alajlan A. Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=98740 [Access: December 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


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Alsaeed A, Alresaini I, Alsaeed A, Alawaji Z, Alammar A, Alajlan A. Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1626-1633. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


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Alsaeed A, Alresaini I, Alsaeed A, Alawaji Z, Alammar A, Alajlan A. Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited December 01, 2021]; 5(9): 1626-1633. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


Harvard Style

Alsaeed, A., Alresaini, . I., Alsaeed, . A., Alawaji, . Z., Alammar, . A. & Alajlan, . A. (2021) Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (9), 1626-1633. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


Turabian Style

Alsaeed, Abdullah, Ibrahim Alresaini, Abdulmalik Alsaeed, Ziyad Alawaji, Abdulrahman Alammar, and Ajlan Alajlan. 2021. Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1626-1633. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


Chicago Style

Alsaeed, Abdullah, Ibrahim Alresaini, Abdulmalik Alsaeed, Ziyad Alawaji, Abdulrahman Alammar, and Ajlan Alajlan. "Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1626-1633. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsaeed, Abdullah, Ibrahim Alresaini, Abdulmalik Alsaeed, Ziyad Alawaji, Abdulrahman Alammar, and Ajlan Alajlan. "Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.9 (2021), 1626-1633. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


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Alsaeed, A., Alresaini, . I., Alsaeed, . A., Alawaji, . Z., Alammar, . A. & Alajlan, . A. (2021) Prevalence of low back pain among Saudi teachers, Qassim, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1626-1633. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1626540662


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