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IJMDC. 2023; 7(3): 469-474

Prevalence of self-reported low back pain and it is effect on health-related quality of life in Bisha, Saudi Arabia

Nawaf Mohammad J. Altayyib, Yazeed Fahad M. Alshahrani, Nawaf Saeed O. Al shahrani, Fahad Mohammed Abdullah Al Yahya, Abdullah Mesfer M. Al Qamshah, Abdullah Awon A. Alsalooli, Fahad Saud M. Alrmthi, Mushabab Alghamdi.


Background: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of self-reported low back pain (LBP) and its effect on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Bisha, Saudi Arabia.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Bisha, a city in the southern region of Saudi Arabia, in 2021. Data were collected using a validated Arabic-language self-administrated questionnaire that provided insights into sociodemographic characteristics, LBP prevalence, LBP risk factors, and HRQoL via the tool EuroQoL-5D. Data were statistically analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 23.
Results: A total of 184 participants were enrolled in the study. Ninety participants (48.9%) reported LBP during the week before the study and 68 (36.9%) reported LBP during the year before the study. The relation between the prevalence of LBP and sociodemographic characteristics was statistically significant (p-value ≤ 0.05). Higher prevalence of LBP was observed among participants younger than 30, male participants, university- educated participants, and employed participants. Regarding the HRQoL domain, there were associations between LBP prevalence and problems with mobility (27.2%), self-care (9.8%), usual activity (26.2%), pain/discomfort (57.6%), and anxiety/depression (30.4%). Measurement of the health status of participants resulted in an average score of 81.7 ± 15.7. This was significantly associated with LBP prevalence (p = 0.001).
Conclusion: LBP is prevalent in Bisha. This might be attributed to various environmental and social factors. LBP is a burden to our society that demands interventions to improve HRQoL.

Key words: Prevalence, low back pain, Bisha, Saudi Arabia.

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