Authors: Mohsin Shafi, Saira Baloch, Ahsan Shafi Memon, Hina Fatima and Shaharyar Shafi
Background & Objective: The job stress, undesirable work assignments, heavy work load and constantly working while sitting in office stimulates back-pain, however exercise on daily basis can reduce the back-pain. The objective of the study was to examine the relationship amongst job stress and chronic back-pain and investigate the factors of chronic back-pain amongst teaching and administrative staff. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study, which was conducted at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan with the help of Questionnaire and Interviews. Random sampling method was adopted in this study and a sample of 200 respondents (100 teaching staff and 100 administrative staff) was selected for this study. Results & Conclusion: Results indicated that due to job stress and constantly working in office, back-pain gradually develops in both categories of staff, however due to ignorance, the back pain leads to chronic back-pain with other severe complications. The results also indicated that the teaching staff possess lesser back-pain while the administrative staff suffers with back-pain as they have to work in office on fulltime basis. It was also observed that the staff who exercise on daily basis have lesser back-pain while the staff who do not exercise on daily basis faces back pain. Hence the job stress is associated with chronic pain and regular physical workout can reduce chronic back-pain.
Keywords: Relationship, job stress, chronic back-pain