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dc.contributor.authorMota, Maria Joãopt
dc.contributor.authorCardoso, Mirthapt
dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Andreiapt
dc.contributor.authorMarques, Aldapt
dc.contributor.authorSá-Couto, Pedropt
dc.contributor.authorDemain, Sarapt
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-15T10:18:27Z-
dc.date.available2016-01-15T10:18:27Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.issn1053-8127pt
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10773/15067-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: This study investigated the self-reported prevalence and impact of low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy in primiparous and multiparous women, and their treatment-seeking rationales and experiences, including their use of physiotherapy. METHODS: A sample of 105 post-partum women was recruited. All participants answered a questionnaire; women who experienced LBP during pregnancy (n=71) continue in the study and later they were also interviewed. Content analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. RESULTS: Reports of LBP were common (n=71; 67.6%) and slightly more frequent in primiparous (n=40; 56.3%) than multiparous (n=31; 43.7%) women. Multiparous women with LBP were significantly older (p< 0.001) and reported more sleep disturbances (p=0.026) than primiparous women with LBP. LBP prevented women performing their daily activities (n=41; 57.7%) and worsened with the advance of pregnancy (n=55; 77.5%), yet 93.0% (n=66) of these women received no treatment. CONCLUSION: LBP is a prevalent and important clinical condition affecting the daily life of many pregnant women. Nevertheless, few women seek any treatment and physiotherapy is rarely considered. Given the significant impact on quality of life, health professionals need to be proactive in asking women about LBP.pt
dc.language.isoengpt
dc.publisherIOS presspt
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectLow back painpt
dc.subjectPregnancypt
dc.subjectMultiparouspt
dc.subjectPrimiparouspt
dc.subjectPhysiotherapypt
dc.titleWomen’s experiences of low back pain during pregnancypt
dc.typearticlept
dc.peerreviewedyespt
ua.distributioninternationalpt
degois.publication.firstPage351pt
degois.publication.issue2pt
degois.publication.lastPage357pt
degois.publication.titleJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitationpt
degois.publication.volume28pt
dc.identifier.doi10.3233/BMR-140527pt
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