Low back pain is characterized by aches and pain present below the costal margin and above the inferior gluteal folds, which can be referred pain in the leg. The objective of the study was to find the presence, and impact of Low back pain (LBP) in physiotherapy students. A cross-sectional study among 200 students using purposive sampling from physiotherapy students (aged 18-25) was carried out. We used a validated questionnaire Oswestry Disability Index to collect data. Oswestry Disability Index is a valid and reliable questionnaire having a Cronbach alpha value of 0.88=good. Data was analyzed using descriptive analysis. Low Back Pain was present in 64% of students. Most of the Students were seen to have Minimal Disability which can lead to significant impairment. The presence of a high risk of Low Back Pain in physiotherapy students emphasizes the need to plan treatment and active lifestyle advice for this group of people. Identifying risk factors early will minimize the prevalence of Low Back Pain and progression to a chronic disease, thereby improving an individual's quality of life and increasing productivity.
Yukta Pradeep Rohra, Sabina Salim Kazi Hakim, Shweta Satish Devare Phadke, Pranati Tilak. Cross sectional survey using Oswestry disability index for undergraduate physiotherapy students having low back pain. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 28-31