Effectiveness of Core Muscle Strengthening in Bus Drivers having Low Back Pain using McGill Pain Questionnaire: Experimental Study

Authors

  • Namazi
  • Senthilkumar
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Muthukumaran
  • Andrew Anbarason

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/de1ae021

Keywords:

Low back pain, Core strengthening exercises, McGill Pain Questionnaire.

Abstract

Background: This study was developed to determine the effectiveness of core muscle strengthening exercises in
reducing low back pain among bus drivers.
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to determine the effectiveness of core muscle strengthening exercises in
reducing low back pain among bus drivers.
Materials and Methods: The research project was conducted as a Quasi experimental study in Saveetha college
of physiotherapy, Thandalam Chennai and RK Multispecialty physiotherapy clinic, Ayanavaram, Chennai. The
interventional group received core muscle strengthening exercise for 6 weeks. Following the six-week treatment
period, a post-test analysis was performed using the McGill Pain Questionnaire.Study period: from November
2022 to July 2023.
Results: The values were statistically analysed using paired ‘t-test and the Unpaired ‘t-test. The statistical analysis
made with the quantitative data revealed a statistically significant difference before and after the intervention. The
pre-test mean value of the Mc gill questionnaire scale was 55.53 and the post-test value was 19.60. This shows that
the result value obtained for disability is less after the intervention.
Conclusion: From this result, it has been concluded that there is significant reduction in low back pain among bus
drivers after the intervention.

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Author Biographies

  • Namazi

    Undergraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Senthilkumar

    Associate Professor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

    Professor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Muthukumaran

    Professor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Andrew Anbarason

    Tutor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Core Muscle Strengthening in Bus Drivers having Low Back Pain using McGill Pain Questionnaire: Experimental Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 646-650. https://doi.org/10.37506/de1ae021