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Gladys I

Gladys I

  • Research Article
    Back Pain during Pregnancy and Quality of Life of Pregnant Women
    Author(s): Gladys I, Amel K, Jean François R, Sam R, Jacky N, Nour B, Sarah R and Julie CGladys I, Amel K, Jean François R, Sam R, Jacky N, Nour B, Sarah R and Julie C

    Background: This study aimed to compare the quality of life (QOL) of women with low back pain and women without low back pain during pregnancy. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on pregnant women recruited in a hospital maternity or in primary care settings. Data collection was carried out through a self-administered questionnaire including the QOL Short Form Health Survey SF12-V2 scale. Independent sample t-tests were calculated to compare differences in QOL between women with and without low back pain. Multivariate regression models then examined the effect of low back pain on QOL, adjusting for covariate factors. Results: Among the 218 pregnant women included in the study, 137 were suffering from low back pain (LBP). The mean intensity of pain (numerical scale) in the LBP group was 5.04 ± 1.73 (range 0 to 10 for maximum pain). Among women with low back pain, 21% of.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000261

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