*Corresponding author:Aremu Abdulmujeeb Babatunde, Human Anatomy/Community Medicine Department, Habib Medical School, Faculty of Health Science-Islamic University, Uganda
Received: July 26, 2018; Published: August 09, 2018
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Introduction : Consequently low back pain to the government and other employers (Healthcare industry) include high cost of workers’ compensation insurance to be paid to injured workers, recruitment or training costs and lost time This study sought to address the objectives : To determine if there is significant relationship between people suffering from low back pain and work related absenteeism and to determine if there is significant relationship between people suffering from low back pain and social disruptions.
Design: This was a qualitative and quantitative using questionnaire, interviews and focus groups discussion.
Setting and Participant: This study comprises of all healthcare workers present in Kibuli Muslim Hospital, Kibuli-Uganda
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was employed and a total number of 150 self-structured questionnaires were distributed among healthcare workers and this was used to determine the prevalence of low back pain and work-related absenteeism. Data was entered using Epi info soft-ware and analyzed using SPSS
Results: The study highlighted the debilitative effects of low back pain among the healthcare workers has affected their loss of working days and social disruptions (experiences of isolation, inability to pursue hobbies and leisure activities).
Conclusion: The findings from this study revealed the outcome that should be measured in studies that will be evaluating the treatment of excruciating effects low back pain among the healthcare workers and also a better understanding of appropriate intervention.
Keywords: Low Back Pain; Absenteeism; Healthcare Workers