Late bedtimes, short sleeping time, and longtime video-game playing are associated with low back pain in school-aged athletes

Yutaka Yabe, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Takuya Sekiguchi, Haruki Momma, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Kaoru Kuroki, Kenji Kanazawa, Masashi Koide, Nobuyuki Itaya, Eiji Itoi, Ryoichi Nagatomi

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Abstract

Purpose: Low back pain is a significant problem for school-aged athletes. Although some risk factors relating to sports activities have been reported, the effect of lifestyles on low back pain in school-aged athletes is not clear. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the association between lifestyles, such as wake-up time, bedtime, sleeping time, and TV-viewing or video-game-playing time per day and low back pain of school-aged athletes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with school-aged athletes (aged 6–15 years, n = 6441) using a self-reported questionnaire and multivariate logistic regression models were used for analyses. Variables considered in the models were gender, age, body mass index, team levels, number of days in practice per week, number of hours in practice per day, and lifestyles. Results: The frequency of low back pain was 5.0% (n = 322). Late bedtime, short sleeping time, and long video-game-playing time per day were significantly associated with low back pain. There was no significant association between low back pain and wake-up time or TV-viewing time per day. Conclusion: Unhealthy life-style choices, such as late bedtimes, short sleeping time, and longtime video-game playing, were associated with low back pain in school-aged athletes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1112-1118
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 1

Keywords

  • Bedtime
  • Lifestyle
  • Low back pain
  • School-aged athlete
  • Sleeping time
  • Video-game playing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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