International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Sri Lanka | Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018

Low Back Pain Related Disabilities and Level of Physical Activity among Elders Live in the Community and Elders Home: A Comparative Study in Colombo District, Sri Lanka

PATH Kularathna | Anjalee Rathnasooriya | IDKI Somarathna | KMSS Madhumali | SMPE Samarakoon | UNTM Somarathna | RD Nimantha Karunathilaka | SSP Warnakulasuriya

Abstract: A descriptive cross sectional analytical study was conducted in each 146 elders age between 65 70 years was conducted to assess low back pain (LBP) related disabilities and level of physical activity among elders live in the community and elders home. The level of LBP related disability was assessed by the Quebec Back Pain Disability scale while level of physical activity was assessed using International Physical Activity Questionnaire. The mean ages of the elders who lived in elders home and in the community were 68.1 (2.02) and 67.3 (1.98) (yrs. ). The significantly higher physical activity (PA) level and significantly lower mean disability percentage (MDP) were observed in elders lived in the community compared to elders lived in elders home respectively (p

Keywords: Low back pain, Disability, Physical activity & Elders

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018,

Pages: 848 - 852

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