Prevalence of shoulder pain and disability in adult using manual wheelchair, a cross sectional study

Shoulder Pain and Disability in Adults Using Manual Wheelchair

Authors

  • Affifa Sher Muhammad University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Fareeha Amjad University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Syed Asadullah Arslan University Institute of PhysicalTherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,University of Lahore
  • Adnan Hashim University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Maryam Hameed University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Rana Hamza Habib University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Khadija Irfan University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i5.362

Keywords:

Shoulder, Pain, Disability, Adult, Wheelchair

Abstract

The objective of this study is to find out prevalence of shoulder pain and disability in adults using manual wheelchair in Pakistan. Study Design: Cross sectional study.Setting: Data was collected from Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled and Mayo hospital of Lahore. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. After taking consent and IRB from UOL, this study was conducted on manual wheel chair use from at least three months of Lahore. It included both males and females of 25 above age. (SPADI) Shoulder pain disability index (SPADI) and the Wheelchair User's Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI) will be used to collect data. The questionnaire was filled at the spot. Results: Out of total 127 participants 48.8% were female and 51.2% were male. The mean age of the study subjects was 32.32±4.719 years. The prevalence of shoulder pain was documented in 127 participants is 78% with moderate pain 27.6% and severe pain in 38.0%. There was mild disability in 29.9% health care provider and moderate disability in 31.5% wheelchair users. Conclusion: The finding of this study concluded that 78.7% prevalence of shoulder pain in manual wheelchair users and 69.3% shoulder disability in manual wheelchair users. As the duration of wheelchair usage increases the shoulder pain and disability also increases

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2022-05-31

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Muhammad , A. S. ., Amjad , F. ., Arslan, S. A. ., Hashim, A., Hameed, M. ., Habib, R. H. ., & Irfan, K. . (2022). Prevalence of shoulder pain and disability in adult using manual wheelchair, a cross sectional study: Shoulder Pain and Disability in Adults Using Manual Wheelchair. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(5), 237–240. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i5.362

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