Prevalence of Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle and Low Back Pain in Working Women of Urban Population in the Age Group of 25 to 40 Years
Background: Pelvic girdle and low back pain in working women of the urban population has increased in recent years. The aim of this research was to investigate the prevalence of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and low back pain in working women of the urban population in the age group of 25 to 40 years.
Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 89 patients in Maharashtra who suffered from pelvic girdle pain and low back pain during pregnancy. Random sampling method was used to select the participants on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. The data that were collected included demographic data, a pelvic girdle questionnaire, and modified Oswestry low back disability questionnaire.
Results: Based on the statistical analysis, the prevalence of pelvic girdle pain and low back pain in working women of the urban population was considered extremely significant (p < 0.0001). Overall, the prevalence of low back pain and pelvic girdle pain in the participants was observed to be 45.45% and 34.73% respectively.
Conclusion: According to the collected data, it was concluded that a sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise in working women can lead to an increase in the prevalence of low back pain and pelvic girdle pain.
How to cite this article:
Nigave M, Kadam N. Prevalence of Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle and Low Back Pain in Working Women of Urban Population in the Age Group of 25 to 40 Years. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2023;12(2):107-110.
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