Session Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: Research Hub - Kiosk 7
Disclosures: John Taylor Mansfied, DO: Nothing to disclose
Objective: To assess the association between body mass index (BMI) and the average level of spine-related disability, determined by the Modified Oswestry Disability Index (m-ODI).
Design: Retrospective Cohort Study
Setting: Single site outpatient PM&R clinic
Participants: N = 180
Interventions: Not applicable
Main Outcome Measures: m-ODI % and BMI
Results: Statistical analysis using the Spearman rank correlation coefficient found rho (p) to be 0.09088, suggesting a positive relationship between BMI and m-ODI %. However, the probability (P) value was found to be .2253, suggesting we fail to reject the null hypothesis/the association between BMI and ODI% is not significant.
Conclusions: Mixed literature exists regarding the association between BMI and degree of both back pain and back pain-related disability. Our study demonstrated a positive, non-statistically significant relationship between BMI and m-ODI %. Although our findings suggest no association, the research team is hesitant to recognize such findings as conclusive and suggest further investigation to confirm/deny our findings.
Level of Evidence: Level III
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Mansfied JT, Gruner MP, Gall N, Murtaugh BT, Maxwell M. Association Between the Average Level of Spine-related Disability, Determined by the Modified Oswestry Disability Index, and Body Mass Index in a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic [abstract]. PM R. 2019; 11(S2)(suppl 2). https://pmrjabstracts.org/abstract/association-between-the-average-level-of-spine-related-disability-determined-by-the-modified-oswestry-disability-index-and-body-mass-index-in-a-physical-medicine-rehabilitation-clinic/. Accessed January 25, 2022.
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