Predictors for disability in women with persistent postpartum pelvic girdle pain
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The majority of studies on postpartum lumbopelvic pain have investigated predictors for women experiencing lumbopelvic pain during pregnancy. Since the majority of women recover within the first months of delivery it is unknown if the same predictors are valid for disability in women with persistent postpartum pelvic girdle pain (PGP). The aim of this study was to identify predictors for disability in women with persistent PGP 15 months postpartum. Factors were obtained by clinical tests and questionnaires 3 months postpartum. Outcome 15 months postpartum was disability measured with Oswestry Disability Index. A multiple linear regression analysis identified two significant two-way interaction effects that predicted for disability in women with persistent PGP at 15 months postpartum: a) age + trunk flexor endurance, b) disability + hip extensor strength.
Muscle function; pregnancy-related low back pain; prognostic factor
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60190OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60190DiVA: diva2:355617