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Motriz: Revista de Educação Física

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BORGES, Raquel Gonçalves et al. Effects of participation in a Back School on musculoskeletal pain, quality of life and functionality of users of a Unidade Básica de Saúde from Porto Alegre- Brazil. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.4, pp.719-727. ISSN 1980-6574.

This study was carried out in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the Back Group project, in a Porto Alegre’s Basic Health Unit. We evaluated and re-evaluated 29 users before and after the participated in a Back Group. It’s were used the Visual Analogue Scale to assess pain, the Oswestry Disability Index to assess the functionality, and the questionnaire Item Short-Form Health Survey-SF-36 to assess the quality of life. The results, obtained from the Wilcoxon test (a=0.05),  demonstrated the effectiveness of the Back Group in the  improvement of the intensity of musculoskeletal pain (p<0.05), in the physical functioning (p=0.005), in the quality of life in the functional capacity (p=0.001), by the physical limitations (p=0.001), pain (p=0.001), vitality (p=0.004), emotional limitation (p=0.026) and mental health (p=0.010) dominions. It is concluded that the Back Group was effectiveness in the improved of the pain, function and quality of life’s users.

Keywords : Back School; Functionality; Quality of life.

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