Low Back Pain of Faculty of Sport and Physical Education Students in Relation to Different ActivitiesAlmir Atikovic1*, Muhamed Tabakovic2, Zarko Kostovski3, Jasmin Zahirovic1, Suncica Delas Kalinski4, Jasmin Bilalic1 and Almir Kurt1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Almir Atikovic
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
University of Tuzla, 2. Oktobra 1, 75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Received date: April 29, 2017; Accepted date: May 22, 2017; Published date: May 26, 2017
Citation: Atikovic A, Tabakovic M, Kostovski Z, Zahirovic J, Kalinski SD, et al. (2017) Low Back Pain of Faculty of Sport and Physical Education Students in Relation to Different Activities. J Pain Relief 6:290. doi: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000290
Copyright: © 2017 Atikovic A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Physical inactivity and intensive sports activity have been found to be associated with LBP. The aim of this study is the presents the data about the prevalence of LBP in young adults and its associations with vitality, physical activity and emotions. We also studied the impact of low back pain on daily activity. The study sample presented (n=323) students from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the chronological age of 21.06 ± 1.93 years. The current study assessed the level of LBP amongst students of Faculty of Sport with the level of physical activity in last six months.
Methods: We used the questionnaire, which included the Graded Chronic Pain Scale (GCPS) for the evaluation of levels of chronic pain. With a Short Health Survey (SF-36) we tried to measure the health status.
Results: A total of (n=323) of all students had pain intensity at some point in last six months. All students reported (n=236, 73.0%) prevalence of LBP. In this study body mass index, level of physical activity were not significant independent predictors of intensity and disability scores.
Conclusion: 3/4 of all respondents said to have had any episode LBP. The results of our study can be used by officials in the area of prevention to support efforts to improve health of the student population and to reduce the LBP risk.