Correlation between Postural Stabilty and Functional Disabilty in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

Authors

  • Sushma Shrestha Desar
  • Priya S
  • Bhaskara Bhandary
  • Cyanna Joseph D’souza

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v15i4.16519

Keywords:

low back pain, balance, chronic pain, disability, postural control.

Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the relationship between static and dynamic postural stability and functional
disability associated with chronic low back pain (CLBP).
Methods: A total of 80 patients (age 44.64 ± 1.27 years) were recruited in this cross sectional study
using convenience sampling. The One Leg Stand Test (OLST) was used to assess static balance with
eyes open and eyes closed; Y Balance Test- Lower Quarter (YBT-LQ) was used to assess dynamic
balance in the anterior, posterolateral and posteromedial directions; and functional disability was
assessed using modified Oswestry Disability Index (mODI). Karl Pearson correlation coefficient was
used to estimate the relationship between the variables.
Results and Conclusion: mODI was negatively correlated to OLST with eyes closed (r= -0.721); YBTLQ
composite score (r= -0.865); and reach distances in the posterolateral (r= -0.815) and posteromedial
(r= -0.832) directions suggesting that control of postural stability was reduced with an increase in
disability in patients with CLBP.

Author Biographies

Sushma Shrestha Desar

Post Graduate Student, Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy,
Mangalore, Karnataka

Priya S

Associate Professor, Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy,
Mangalore, Karnataka

Bhaskara Bhandary

Associate Professor, Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy,
Mangalore, Karnataka

Cyanna Joseph D’souza

Lecturer, Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy,
Mangalore, Karnataka

Published

2021-07-19