FREQUENCY OF KINESIOPHOBIA IN PREGNANCY RELATED LOW BACK PAIN
Keywords:Pregnancy, low back pain, kinesiophobia.
Background: For a small but significant group, pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain may become persistent. While multiple factors may lead to post-partum disabilities’ such as kinesiphobia sleep disturbance, body perception or mindfulness. Objective: To explore the frequency of kinesiophobia in pregnancy related low back pain. Methodology: The Cross sectional study was conducted on n=97 pregnant women in 3rd trimester presenting to gynaecology outpatient department of Ghurki Trust and Teaching hospital from August 2016 to January 2017 were included in the study through non probability convenient sampling technique. All women were experiencing low back pain in their third trimester of pregnancy. Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) was used to determine pain whereas; the kinesiophobia was assessed by using Tampa scale of kinesiophobia (TSK). The mean ± standard deviation, frequency and percentages were used for description of result. SPSS Ver. 20 was used for data analysis. Results: The mean age of n=97 pregnant women having low back pain was 29.45±5.87 years Results showed that, n=18(18.6%) patients represented high level of kinesiophobia while n=52 (53.6%) and n=27 (27.8%) had moderate and low levels of kinesiophobia respectively. The result also showed strong positive correlation between pain and level of kinesiophobia (rs=0.708, p<0.001). Conclusion: The study concluded that all women those having low back pain in 3rd trimester also has kinesiophobia. The level of LBP highly contributes in kinesiophobia.
Keywords: Kinesiophobia, lumbo pelvic pain, pregnant women, postpartum depression.
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