Impact of Three-week Educational Program on Low Back Flexibility and Pain in College Students

  • Lauren Easley

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to document the effectiveness of a three-week educational program on low back flexibility and pain reduction in college students between the ages of 18 and 30 who are at risk for low back pain. Methods: Fifty college students were assigned to either an experimental group that participated in a three-week educational program or a control group. Subjects were assessed pre- and post-intervention using the following outcome measures: Oswestry© Low Back Pain Disability questionnaire, the Fitnessgram© Back Saver Sit and Reach test, and pre- and post-low back pain survey. Results: The majority of students decreased in low back pain and felt that the educational program was beneficial in preventing and delaying low back pain. A repeated measures ANOVA revealed that there was no significant interaction between groups over time in low back flexibility and pain intensity, p>0.5. Conclusion: An educational program for college students that increases low back flexibility and decreases pain will prevent or delay low back pain among college students.
How to Cite
EASLEY, Lauren. Impact of Three-week Educational Program on Low Back Flexibility and Pain in College Students. Scientia et Humanitas, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 51-66, june 2016. ISSN 2470-8178. Available at: <http://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/scientia/article/view/619>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017.
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