Comparative Study

| Published: March 02, 2018

Comparative Study of Stress and Non Specific Musculoskeletal Pain among Adults

Dr. Arora Khushboo

Department of Clinical Psychology, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital Udaipur, Rajasthan, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.050/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.050


Study focuses on only pain related complications due to stress that are called Somatoform disorder, the relation of stress to Somatoform disorder that are being studied are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) and Non Specific Musculoskeletal Low Back Pain. The study compares the relationship between low back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome and impact of emotional state (stress). A purposive sampling technique was used to collect the data from two OPD. The total sample size was 120 subjects with the age group of 25-35 and 36-45 years of both sexes. The statistical methods used were percentage and Karl Pearson Correlation method. The correlation between all the categories was significant at 0.05 and 0.01 level which shows that stress and low back pain is highly related in all age groups and sex. The male suffer more in stress and low back pain i.e. 66.6% in both categories 25- 35 and 36- 45 years. 73.4% male experience low back pain and 66.6% of stress. The study indicates that when stress is high then automatically chronic fatigue syndrome is high and vice versa. The percentage of stress in male and female is same in 25 – 35 years i.e. 60% in each. But the chronic fatigue syndrome male experience 46.6% where as female 26.6% in high categories. In 36- 45 years stress is more in males i.e. 66.6%, but in chronic fatigue syndrome female experience more i.e. 60% and male 26.6% only. The result of the present study indicates that male in all the categories experience more stress and chronic fatigue syndrome, stress and low back pain in two age groups. This shows very clearly that female coping strategies in all the categories are better than males. But, there is statically high correlation in all the four categories and as well as in gender.

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018