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RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 347-349

Association of working hours and experience with thumb pain in physical therapists

Zain Ul Abbas, Ashfaq Ahmad, Rabiya Noor, Muhammad Salman Bashir, Syed Ijaz Ahmed, Syed Amir Gilani.

Objective: To determine association of age, working hours, experience and preventive information with thumb pain in physical therapists.
Methodology: Modified self-administered questionnaire based cross-sectional survey was undertaken among 74 physical therapists at different hospitals and clinics. Data were collected and analyzed statistically by SPSS version 20 and result was discussed.
Results: Odds greater than 1 (>1) means the chances of thumb pain is greater as compared to no thumb pain. Age, working hours and preventive information had high odds and they had high effect on thumb pain. Experience had below 1 (

Key words: Thumb pain, physical therapist, working hours.

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