Assessment of effectiveness of spinal exercises and body mechanics on low back pain among post menopausal women

  • Angel Rajakumari G Department of obstetrics and Gynecology, Annai Dora College of Nursing, Aundipatty, Tamilnadu,
  • Soli T. K. Staff Nurse, King Saud Hospital, KSA
  • Malathy D Gogulam College of Nursing, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala
Keywords: Low back pain. Menopausal women, spinal exercise, effectiveness

Abstract

Aim: To assessment of effectiveness of spinal exercises and body mechanics on low back pain among post menopausal women.
Participants and setting: A quasi experimental non equivalent control group pretest post test design was adapted. The study was conducted in the urban area of suryapet. 40 post menopausal women who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected by non–probability purposive sampling technique.
Intervention: The intervention such as spinal exercises and body mechanics were performed to overcome the level of low back pain among post menopausal women. The pre and post assessment was done by using a combined numerical and categorical pain scale.
Measurement and findings: The women completed the demographic and obstetrical information and pain was measured by 0- 10 Modified combined numerical categorical pain intensity scale. This study revealed that there was high significant difference found in low back pain at p<0.001level between study group.
Conclusion: The overall findings in the present study revealed that the spinal exercises and body mechanics was effectives and had brought about significant change in the reduction of low back pain among post menopausal women compared to pre test level of low back pain.

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Published
2015-05-30
How to Cite
G, A., K., S., & D, M. (2015). Assessment of effectiveness of spinal exercises and body mechanics on low back pain among post menopausal women. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research, 1(4), 191-193. https://doi.org/10.7439/ijasr.v1i4.2082
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Research Articles