• Dolor de hombro y factores asociados en personas con discapacidad física que usan silla de ruedas en un instituto de rehabilitación en Lima, Perú

      Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2017-02-22)
      Aim: To determine the shoulder pain level and associated factors among wheelchair users. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among wheelchair users who attend a Rehabilitation Institute, at the Amputated and Spinal Cord Injury Departments. A census was conducted through a self-administered survey including the Wheelchair Users’ Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI) questionnaire. For data analysis, multiple linear regression was used. Results: The population comprised 351 individuals, the mean age was 43.78 ± 14.17 years, 47.58% were female; 81.48 % had spinal cord injury. Shoulder pain prevalence was 100%. The adjusted model showed that “spinal cord injury” diagnosis, manual wheelchair; time spent in the wheelchair, where the chair was acquired and the number of transfers during the weekend—were statistically associated with the presence of shoulder pain (p<0.05). Conclusions: Shoulder pain is associated with medical diagnosis, type of wheelchair, hours spent in the wheelchair, where the patient acquired the chair and the number of transfers in the previous weekend. These findings may be useful to screen at-risk sub populations.
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    • Efectos de un programa de pausa activa más folletos informativos en la disminución de molestias musculoesqueléticas en trabajadores del área administrativa de una institución pública en Lima, Perú.

      Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2017-02-22)
      Purpose: To demonstrate the effect of an active pause program plus informative leaflets in reducing the perception of musculoskeletal discomfort on administrative employees from a public entity of Lima, Peru. Materials and methodology: A quasi-experimental non randomised study on administrative employees from two branches of a public institution was conducted. The initial and final measurement included frequency and intensity of musculoskeletal discomfort using Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire NMQ. The intervention after the initial measurement was for eight weeks. A total of 372 individuals were invited to participate, 135 individuals in the intervention group, who received an program active pause supervised and informative leaflets and 127 in the control group, who received only informative leaflets. The program consisted on breathing, stretching and muscle warm-up exercises. Furthermore, information leaflets were handed once a week. Outcome: Average participants’ age was 38 years old. The physical anatomy structures most affected were the neck and mid-back area. During the last seven days the intervention group suffered a decreased of 20% regarding prevalence of the musculoskeletal discomfort on the neck (p<0,001), and 17% on the low-back area (p<0,001). The controlled group showed a decrease on prevalence only in the mid-back area (p=0,029). In terms of discomfort severity, in the final measurement, the intervention group experienced a greater decrease in all areas included in the NMQ (p<0,05). Conclusion: Active pause program plus leaflets decreased musculoskeletal discomfort in office employees. Therefore, it can be implemented at other public or private entities with similar characteristics.
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