• 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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