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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48-57

Questionnaire for low back pain in the garment industry workers

1 Department of Physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Supreet Bindra
H. No. 3165, Phase 2, Urban Estate, Patiala - 147 002, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.123162

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Low back pain affects up to 90% of the world's population at some point in their lives. Until date no questionnaire has been designed for back pain in the garment industry workers. Therefore, the objective of this study is to design a questionnaire to determine the prevalence, risk factors, impact, health care service utilization and back pain features in the garment industry workers and gain preliminary experience of its use. The content validity and reliability of the questionnaire was established. Items showing acceptable internal consistency and moderate to high test re-test reliability were retained in the questionnaire. Items showing unacceptable internal consistency, low test re-test reliability or poor differentiation were reworded, redrafted and re-tested on the workers. It took 20 min to complete one interview schedule. Environmental factors such as the absence of the garment industry owner/supervisor or co-workers at the time of the interview and interview during leisure hours need to be standardized. Thus, final questionnaire is ready for use after necessary amendments and will be used on the larger sample size in the main study.


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