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Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the frequency of neck pain in diabetic patients
Methodology: Cross- sectional study involving 382 were carried out involving diabetic patients with neck pain. Data were collected from Gujrat city. Convenient sampling technique were used and a total of 382 patients were evaluated. Patients aged 18-65years who were willing to participate in the study were included. Self-structured questionnaire and Performa were used for measuring Prevalence of neck pain in diabetic patients. The reliability of the questionnaire was good (Cronbach’s a=0.619). All the given questionnaire were briefly explained to the patients. The data were collected under the rules and regulations of ethical committee of university of Lahore.
Results: The results of this cross-sectional study shows that the Mean ± Median of age of participants were 44.53±44.00. The frequency of females were 238(62.3) while the male participants were 144(37.7). The frequency of 18.5 to <25 (Healthy) were 83(21.7), 25.0 to <30 (Overweight) were 233(61.0) and 30.0 or higher (Obesity) were 66(17.3). While p-value 0.40 BMI and VAS shows that there is no association of Body Mass index in relation with neck pain among diabetic patients.
Conclusion: It is concluded that the frequency of neck pain is more in female diabetic patients then in male patients, while p-value 0.40 BMI and VAS shows that there is no association of Body Mass index in relation with neck pain among diabetic patients.