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Context:  Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most important pains among students and adolescents.
Objectives: the aim of the present study is to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among Iranian Children and adolescents through systematic review and meta-analysis.
Data Sources, Study Selection, and Data Extraction: all articles on prevalence measurement of musculoskeletal disorders in Iranian adolescents were searched in the Google Scholar search engine, four Iranian databases and five international English-language databases using the keywords of Pain, Musculoskeletal disorders, Low back pain, Adolescents, Students, and a combination of these keywords. Data was analyzed by comprehensive meta-analysis (CMA) software.
Results: The findings showed that out of 9 studies included in this systematic review and meta-analysis, 6 article about LBP, 6 article about neck pain, and 3 article about shoulder pain, respectively. According to the findings, 25.4 %( 95% CI: 19.0 to 33.0) of the children experienced pain, the prevalence of LBP, knee pain, and the shoulder pain was 26.2(95% CI: 14.3 to 43.0), 22% (95% CI: 14.5 to 32.0), and 29.3% (95% CI: 20.1 to 40.7) in Iranian adolescents, respectively.
Conclusion: Considering the high prevalence of pain among Iranian adolescents, it is necessary to carry out appropriate interventions for pain prevention in this age group.
Keywords: Pain, Musculoskeletal disorders, Systematic review and meta-analysis
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Type of Study: Meta-analysis Review | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2018/08/4 | Accepted: 2019/02/12

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