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Nasiri R, Firouzi H, Shayestehazar S, Abedini M. The Prevalence of Neck Pain and Associated Risk Factors among Pharmacology and Medical Students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2012. tjpm. 2015; 1 (1) :52-58
URL: http://tjpm.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3447-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Ramsar International Branch, Ramsar, Sari, Iran
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Background & Objectives: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of neck pain and the associated risk factors among medical and pharmacology students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Ramsar in 2012. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive, cross-sectional study, data were collected using a modified version of Nordic questionnaire consisting of demographic characteristics and factors associated with neck pain. Severity of neck pain was measured based on visual analogue scale (VAS). In addition, other factors such as family history of neck pain, number of theoretical courses in a semester, sitting position of students in class, class hours in a day and history of trauma were evaluated. Statistical analysis of the data was performed using Chi-square test. Results: In total, 107 medical and pharmacology students participated in this study, and the response rate was 65%. Mean age of the subjects was 4.5 ± 22.6 years, and approximately 12% complained of neck pain (CI 95%, 6%-18%). Moreover, a significant relationship was observed between the family history of neck pain and feeling of pain in the students (P=0.05) (odds ratio: 3, CI 95% (0.94-9.9). No significant correlation was found between neck pain and the sitting position of students in class (P=0.13). Conclusion: According to the results of this study, medical students experience less pain compared to other occupations. Furthermore, family history and traumatic events had a significant correlation with the occurrence of neck pain, while there was no significant relationship between neck pain and the sitting position of students in class, number of courses and duration of classes.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) |
Received: 2015/07/15 | Accepted: 2015/07/15 | Published: 2015/07/15

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