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      <journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">JOHS</journal-id>
      <journal-id journal-id-type="nlm-ta">Journ of Health Scien</journal-id>
        <journal-title>Journal of HealthCare Sciences</journal-title>
        <abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="pubmed">Journ of Health Scien</abbrev-journal-title>
      <issn pub-type="ppub">2231-2196</issn>
      <issn pub-type="opub">0975-5241</issn>
        <publisher-name>Radiance Research Academy</publisher-name>
      <article-id pub-id-type="publisher-id">35</article-id>
      <article-id pub-id-type="doi">http://dx.doi.org/10.52533/JOHS.2021.1701</article-id>
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          <subject>Family Medicine</subject>
        <article-title>Correlation Between Low Back Pain Among Medical Students and Prolonged Unhealthy Sitting with E-learning During COVID-19 Pandemic&#13;
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            <given-names>Mahmoud H.</given-names>
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            <given-names>Abdulrahman Ben</given-names>
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        <p>Background: During the Covid-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia instructed all institutions to deliver online educational activities. Distance e-learning emerged as an alternative to traditional education. E-learning involves long hours of sitting which can lead to postural problems and a series of health issues, including low back pain among medical students. This study is aimed to identify the correlation between low back pain and prolonged sitting during e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic among medical students in Prince Sattam Ibn Abdulaziz University at Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia.&#13;
Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey study that was conducted in the medical college at Al-Kharj, Saudi. The self-administered structured online questionnaire consisted of 25 questions. The survey consisted of four parts including a consent page, demographic data, history of low back pain and patterns and attitude of participant__ampersandsign#39;s towards devices and positioning during the process.&#13;
Results: A total of 188 participants were enrolled in the study showing that 39.7% of medical students at the university experienced low back pain during the e-learning period. The duration of pain was less than 30 minutes in 52% of the participants. The pain aggravated with prolonged sitting in 74.7% of the students and was relieved by rest in 8 %?. We observed that 86.8?%? of the sample did not stretch in between lectures. However, correlation studies between low back pain, body mass index and exercise were non-significant.&#13;
Conclusions: The prevalence of LBP during e-learning among medical students was 39.7%. However, there was no significant risk factors that affected the occurrence of low back pain. This research should be expanded to other Saudi medical schools to get a broader assessment.&#13;
        <kwd>low back pain</kwd>
        <kwd> e-learning</kwd>
        <kwd> medical students</kwd>
        <kwd> COVID-19 pandemic</kwd>
        <kwd> unhealthy sitting</kwd>