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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014, pp. 28-33
Bioline Code: mj14018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014, pp. 28-33

 en Correlation between Degree of Radiologic Signs of Osteoarthritis and Functional Status in Patients with Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain
ASHRAF, Alireza; FARAHANGIZ, Siamak; JAHROMI, Bita Pakniat; SETAYESHPOUR, Nazanin & NASERI, Mahshid


Background: Osteoarthritis is the most intervening factors in producing mechanical low back pain (LBP). We aimed to evaluate the correlation between radiologic signs of osteoarthritis and functional status in patients with chronic mechanical LBP.
Methods: Severity of osteoarthritis and disability were evaluated with Kellgren and Lawrence Grading Scale (K&L) by simple lumbar X-ray and Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (ODQ) respectively.
Results: Although there was no significant correlation between ODQ and K&L score in general, the correlation was seen in female group (P = 0.024, r = 0.207).
Conclusions: Mechanical LBP provides more disability in females suffering from more advanced osteoarthritis.

disability; low back pain; osteoarthritis; radiography; spondylosis

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