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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-21

Association between low back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and diastasis rectus abdominis in postnatal delivery women

Department of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Sudhakar Subramanian
Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajprhc.ajprhc_102_22

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Background: It is crucial to understand diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) in postpartum women and how it affects them. DRA should be related to pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) and low back pain (LBP). Prior researchers have contradictory findings in their studies. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of DRA and find the association between LBP, PFD, and DRA. Methodology: According to the eligibility criteria, 102 participants from Bengaluru were chosen for this study. The physical screening was performed to rule out DRA. Following informed consent, the participants have given the Oswestry Disability Index Questionnaire for LBP and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-7 for PFD. Subjects were divided into two classes: case and control. The data were analyzed using the Chi-square test and the Odds ratio using SPSS Software. Results: This analysis presents the findings of the prevalence of DRA and also the findings of rated LBP and PFD in both the groups. The degree of impact was determined to be P < 0.05. Conclusion: As an outcome, there is an association between LBP, PFD, and DRA.

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