Full-text resources of PSJD and other databases are now available in the new Library of Science.
Visit https://bibliotekanauki.pl


Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2020 | 30 | 4 | 17-28

Article title

Effects of circuit resistance training on the quality of life and disability of women with low back pain


Title variants

Languages of publication



Introduction Back pain is a serious social problem which frequently affects women. So far, the effectiveness and safety of physical activities recommended to them have not been confirmed scientifically. The aim of the work was to determine the influence of circuit resistance training on the quality of life and disability of women with back pain. Material and methods The study included 25 women (mean age 52.81 ± 13.83 years) with back pain in the course of degenerative changes in the lumbar spine. Circuit resistance training was done on the machines with hydraulic resistance. Prior to the training, each participant was diagnosed on the basis of the McKenzie functional assessment. The quality of life was evaluated with the use of SF-36 survey, while pain intensity was assessed with visual analogue scale (VAS). The level of disability was examined with Roland-Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ). The examinations were repeated after a three-month period of training and compared with a control group including 31 women (mean age 43.43 ± 14.64 years) who did not take up any physical activity in this period. Results In the research group, 73.68% of the subjects improved their quality of life assessed with SF-36 survey, mainly in the category of physical functioning (p=0.006). Moreover, their disability decreased significantly (p=0.01) and pain subsided (p=0.003) compared to the control group. Conclusions Circuit resistance training decreased low back pain, reduced disability and improved the quality of life of the subjects. This type of training may be recommended to individuals with non-specific low back pain.









Physical description




  • Zemp R, Fliesser M, Wippert PM, Taylor WR, Lorenzetti S. Occupational sitting behaviour and its relationship with back pain – A pilot study. Appl Ergon 2016;56:84-91.
  • Rodeghero JR, Cook CE, Cleland JA, Mintken PE. Risk stratification of patients with low back pain seen in physical therapy practice. Man Ther 2015;20(6):855–60.
  • Pedisic Z, Pranic S, Jurakic D. Relationship of back and neck pain with quality of life in the Croatian general population. J Manip Physiol Ther 2013;36(5):267–75.
  • Merepeza A. Effects of spinal manipulation versus therapeutic exercise on adults with chronic low back pain: a literature review. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2014;58(4):456-66.
  • Rinkus KM, Knaub MA. Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation of Low Back Pain. Spine Surgery 2008;20:93-101.
  • Norton G , McDonough CM, Cabral HJ, Shwartz M, Burgess JF. Classification of patients with incident non-specific low back pain: implications for research. Spine J. 2015 in press doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2015.08.015.
  • Magalhaes MO, Renovato França FJ, Nogueira Burke T, Vidal Ramos LA, de Moura Campos Carvalho e Silva AP, Leao Almeida GP, et al. Efficacy of graded activity versus supervised exercises in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013;14:36.
  • http://www.technogympolska.pl/klub-fitness-dla-kobiet/ (accessed: 25.04.2016).
  • Trzaskoma Z, Trzaskoma Ł, Krzesicka A. Wykorzystanie ćwiczeń ukierunkowanych na zwiększenie siły mięśniowej w usprawnianiu starszych osób. Post Rehab 2013;1:49–61.
  • Cieślik B, Podbielska H. Przegląd wybranych kwestionariuszy oceny jakości życia.
  • Acta Bio-Opt. Inf. Med. Biomed. Eng 2015,21(2):106-7.
  • Tylka J, Piotrowicz R. Kwestionariusz oceny jakości życia SF-36 – wersja polska. Kardiol Pol 2009;67:1166-9.
  • www.technogympolska.pl/oferta/ (accessed: 25.05.16).
  • Piekarzewska M, Zajenkowska-Kozłowska A. Zdrowie i zachowanie zdrowotne mieszkańców Polski w świetle Europejskiego Ankietowego Badania Zdrowia (EHIS) 2014 r. Główny Urząd statystyczny, 1.12.2015.
  • Rodeghero JR, Cook CE, Cleland JA, Mintken PE. Risk stratification of patients with low back pain seen in physical therapy practice. Manual Ther 2015;20(6):855–60.
  • Balagué F, Anne F, Mannion AF, Pellisé F, Cedraschi C. Clinical update: low back pain. The Lancet 2007;369(3):725-8.
  • Airaksinen O, Brox JI, Cedraschi C, Hildebrandt J, Klaber-Moffett J, Kovacs F, et al. Chapter 4. European guidelines for the management of chronic nonspecific low back pain. Eur Spine J 2006;15(2):192–300.
  • van der Roer N, van Tulder M , Dirk Knol J, van Mechelen W, de Vet H.
  • Intensive group training protocol versus guideline physiotherapy for patients with chronic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial. Eur Spine J 2008;17:1193-200.
  • Leeuw M, Goossens ME, van Breukelen GJ, de Jong JR, Heuts PH, Smeets RJ, et al. Exposure in vivo versus operant graded activity in chronic low back pain patients: results of a randomized controlled trial. Pain 2008;138(1):192-207.
  • Van Middelkoop M, Rubinstein SM, Kuijpers T, Verhagen AP, Ostelo R, Koes BW, et al. A systematic review on the effectiveness of physical and rehabilitation interventions for chronic non-specific low back pain. Eur Spine J 2011;20:19-39.
  • Macedo LG, Smeets RJ, Maher CG, Latimer J, McAuley JH. Graded activity and graded exposure for persistent nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review. Phys Ther 2010;90:860–79.
  • Magalhães MO, Muzi LH, Comachio J, Burke TN, Renovato França FJ, Vidal Ramos LA, et al. The short-term effects of graded activity versus physiotherapy in patients with chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial. Manual Ther 2015;20:603 9.
  • Macedo LG, Latimer J, Maher CG, Hodges PW, McAuley JH, Nicholas MK, et al. Effect of motor control exercises versus graded activity in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther 2012;92(3):363 77.

Document Type

Publication order reference


YADDA identifier

JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.