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Title: Home-based remedial exercise programme for low back pain
Authors: Oladipo, I. O.
Ogbuehi, R. A.
Keywords: Fitness programme
Home-based exercise
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: This study was to find out the effect of home-based remedial exercise programme for low back pain, considering charges in pain level, flexibility of the lumbar spine and functional activity level. The participants comprised 5 females and 1 male. Prior to the programme, there was a pre-test, then an eight-week exercise training programme followed by a post-test. The results were analysed using descriptive statistics of range, mean and standard deviation and inferential statistic of paired sample t-test at a significant level of 0.05. The results revealed that there was reduction in the pain level and an increase in functional capacity due to the exercise programme; but there was no significant effect on flexibility. It was therefore recommended that secretaries and lecturers should endeavour not to sit all day but should stand at some internals to stretch their back muscles. Low back exercises should be performed both at home and at work; also, institutions should include and enforce lunch breaks, especially for secretaries and should organize fitness programmes aimed at back care for staff.
Description: Journal Article
ISSN: 0189-904X
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