Assessing the Level of Disability, Deep Cervical Flexor Endurance and Fear Avoidance Beliefs in Bankers with Neck Pain

Objective: To assess the level of disability, the deep cervical flexor endurance and fear avoidance beliefs (FAB) in bankers with neck pain and to find a correlation between disability and deep cervical muscle endurance, FAB and disability, FAB and deep flexor muscle endurance. Methods: It ws an obs...

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Main Authors: Deptee Warikoo, Monika Sharma
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Light House Polyclinic Mangalore 2013-08-01
Series:Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences
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Online Access:http://www.ojhas.org/issue46/2013-2-9.html
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Summary:Objective: To assess the level of disability, the deep cervical flexor endurance and fear avoidance beliefs (FAB) in bankers with neck pain and to find a correlation between disability and deep cervical muscle endurance, FAB and disability, FAB and deep flexor muscle endurance. Methods: It ws an observational study. The Subjects who had neck pain and minimum 5 years’ experience as a Banker participated in the study. Total 100 subjects were selected. All the subjects were assessed for their disability by the neck pain and disability score (NPDI), their deep cervical flexor endurance using Pressure Biofeedback using Cranio-Cervical flexion test (CCFT) and Fear Avoidance Belief by using questionnaire( FABQ). Results: It was found that bankers have a moderate level of disability. The results showed an elevated fear avoidance belief with a mean value of FABQ-PA 21.61±4.42 and FABQ-W 37.81± 5.69. The results indicated that a negative correlation was found between NPDI and CCFT (r=0.855). A positive correlation was found between NPDI and FABQ-PA(r=0.337), FABQ-W(r=0.500). In the present study a negative correlation was found between CCFT and FABQ-W(r=0.553), FABQ-PA (0.348) and positive correlation (r=0.540) was found between FABQ-PA and FABQ-W. Conclusion: The present study concluded that there was a significant level of disability and significantly decreased endurance level and increased fear avoidance beliefs (both work and physical activity related) among bankers with neck pain. In addition to that there was a significant correlation found between NPDI and CCFT, NPDI and FABQ, CCFT and FABQ, FABQ-W and FABQ-PA.
ISSN:0972-5997