Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Hip Pain Among Health-Care Professionals of Lahore: A Cross-Sectional Study

Rozina Naz


Musculoskeletal hip pain constitutes one of the main professional hazards among health-care professionals. Because of physical workloads and characteristics, hip pain varies among them, lowering their productivity and quality of life. Various studies have been conducted focusing on musculoskeletal pain among health-care professionals of Pakistan apart from hip pain. Therefore, a cross-sectional survey-based study was designed to assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal hip pain among health-care professionals and its association with some risk factors (age, gender, occupation). Data was collected by Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire from 971 health-care professionals. The average age of respondents was 36.39 (S=8.82) years with the males in the majority (52.5%). Hip pain prevalence was found to be 147 (15.1%). Younger therapists and professionals had a higher percentage of hip pain 64(42.9%) at the age of (26-35). There was a significant association of hip pain with age, gender, and occupation, as p-value was less than (0.05). Musculoskeletal hip pain commonly affects (15.1%) of health-care professionals, with males being at a higher percentage of (53.1%). Significant risk factors for hip pain include age and occupation as younger professionals reported more hip pain. Prevalence was higher among Surgeons, Physicians and Dentist. A greater advocacy is needed to prevent work-related hip pain by adaptation of strategies for prevention and better working conditions.

Keywords: Prevalence, Musculoskeletal hip pain, Healthcare professionals, Lahore, Therapy

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