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Tarhani F, Rashidi R, Dalvand S, Tarhani S, Saki R. Survey of school backpacks’ standards in Khorramabad primery school students (2007-2008). yafte. 2009; 11 (1) :47-53
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html

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Background: A large number of students tend to carry school backpacks. Carring heavy backpacks is increasingly putting the students at risk, and may cause long term damage to their growing body. This survey was conducted on Khorramabad primary school students to determine if their backpacks are too heavy and the methods of packing and wearing them, and history of back pain among them.

Materials and Methods: This Cross – sectional Study included taking 1009 students, Weighting them and their backpacks, While asking about Packing and wearing methods and the history of back pain.

Results: The results showed that backpacks were heavy in 57/8% of the cases. 24/6% had history of back pain and there were significant relationships between the carrying heavy backpacks and wearing them improperly, and the history of back pain.

Conclusion: The main conclusion in this study was that many students are carrying heavy backpacks and packing and wearing them improperly which put them at risk of back pain and other complications.

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Received: 2010/02/8

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