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Association of Disability and QOL in Physiotherapists Suffering from WRMSDs in Delhi and NCR

Kaushik Ch., Warikoo D., Patra P., Mathur M. K.

Abstract


Association of Disability and QOL in Physiotherapists Suffering from WRMSDs in Delhi and NCR.  A survey study. All the subjects included were from various private hospitals and private clinics in Delhi and NCR. A total of 100 subjects were recruited for the study on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria after signing the informed consent form. The data regarding their musculoskeletal pain, disability and quality of life was taken as per the questionnaires. Nordic musculoskeletal symptoms questionnaire, WHOQOL-BREF, disabilities of arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire, Oswestry disability index and neck pain disability index questionnaire. Physiotherapists in Delhi and NCR reported 80% of incidence in disability level. Among the respondents LBA was found to have more prevalence (21.43%) of disability level. The results prove that QOl in subjects with LBA was more affected followed by neck PAIN and shoulder, arm and hand. The present study demonstrates that the prevalence of disability level among physiotherapists in Delhi and NCR was found to be very high. Low back and neck had moderate disability level while shoulder, arm and hand showed mild disability level. This study also revealed that the QOl was well affected in physiotherapists suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

 

Keywords: disability, LBP, WMSDS, QOL, NPDI, ODI, DASH


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