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JRCRS. 2013; 1(2): 3-5

Prevalence of Neck Pain in Heightened Students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad

Fatima Muhammad Zahid, Humna Faheem, Umama Haq.

Background: Neck pain is very common in Pakistani population and students are at risk neck pain because of change in life style. The aim was to determine the prevalence of neck pain in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Objective: This survey was conducted to find out the prevalence of neck pain in heighted students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Methodology: A cross sectional study was used to determine the prevalence of neck pain in heighted students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. A sample size of 250 was selected from 15th February 2013 to 15th April 2013. A self-constructed questionnaire comprising of 16 questions was used to collect data regarding the prevalence of neck pain in heighted students. Data was analyzed on SPSS 19.
Results: Out of 250 students 93 students reported that they have neck pain which shows 37.2% (F=24.8%, M=12.4%) prevalence of neck pain in heighted students. Out of 93 students, 41.9% showed neck pain aggravating on prolonged sitting. Among 93 respondents there are 67.7% reported that on lying down supine the symptoms were relieved. There are 56.9% out of 93 suffered students stated that they do not have comfortable setup. There are 88.17% students out of 93 who have pain did not go for the treatment of neck pain.
Conclusion: Most of the heighted students had no neck pain. The students suffering from neck pain were mostly females ranging from height 5.6-5.7 and then the males of height 5.10-5.11. Maximum number of students reported neck pain due to prolonged sitting and lying down supine being a relieving factor. The study also clearly throws an impact on the setup of a community. Most of the students having neck pain did not go for any treatment.

Key words: Height, Neck Pain, Students

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