Association of Low Back Pain with Body Mass Index and Stress Among House Officers in Different Rotational Placements

Association of LBP with BMI and Stress


  • Tamjeed Ghaffar Faculty of Medical Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Sameen Sultan College of Physical Therapy, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Amna Khalid Faculty of Medical Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Hadia Anjum Department of Physical Therapy, Islamabad Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Amna Irum Faculty of Medical Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Fawad Allied Health Sciences, Superior University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Awais Rao College of Physical Therapy, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan



Low Back Pain, Body Mass Index, Stress, Junior Doctors, House Officers


Low back pain (LBP) is the most common disorder affecting the back's muscles, nerves, and bones and affecting the quality of life. Objective: To find the association of LBP with body mass index and stress among house officers in different rotational placements. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a sample of 170 participants were recruited. Oswestry disability index was used to assess the LBP and perceived stress scale was used to assess the stress. Inclusion Criteria includes house officers, both male and female and physical therapy internes. Exclusion Criteria includes disability, trauma and congenital disorder. Data were analyzed by IBM SPSS statistics version-25. Results: Out of 170 participants 10(5.9%) were underweight, 60(35.3%) were normal weight, 66(38.8%) were overweight and 34(20%) were obese. p value was .694 which showed that there is no association between LBP and body mass index. The p value for LBP and stress was .458 which showed there is no association. The p-value for LBP and different rotational placement was .000 which shows there is association present. Conclusions: There was no association found between LBP and body mass index, LBP and stress. There is association found between LBP and different rotational placements.


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v4i1.114
Published: 2023-03-31

How to Cite

Ghaffar, T. ., Sultan, S. ., Khalid, A., Anjum, H. ., Irum, A. ., Fawad, M. ., & Rao, A. . (2023). Association of Low Back Pain with Body Mass Index and Stress Among House Officers in Different Rotational Placements: Association of LBP with BMI and Stress. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 4(1), 52–56.



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