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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part D

Incidence of musculoskeletal pain and its related functional disability in geriatric urban and rural population of Patiala district


Author(s): Ankita Kapoor, Jayaraman G and Saurabh Kumar

Abstract: Background: Population ageing is a worldwide process. The common health conditions which elderly suffer are Musculoskeletal (MSK) problems. The purpose of the present study was to find the incidence of musculoskeletal pain and its related functional disability in geriatric urban and rural population of Patiala district.
Method: A survey study, total sample size was of 300 geriatric population (age between 60-74years) in which 150 each from urban and rural area of Patiala district. To find out desired result the pain related functional disability with the COPCORD Core questionnaire was assessed.
Result: Most commonly affected sites were knees, shoulders and cervical respectively in both the populations. The incidence of pain estimates were 14.3% at knee, 12.7% at shoulder and 8.7% at cervical region in total sample. Analysis using chi- square test to evaluate the significance of difference between means of two variables. The cut off level of significance was set at α = 0.05. And it has been found that the pain on ability to work in both urban and rural population equally affected both (p=0.475).
Conclusion: From the result it is concluded that the incidence of knee joint involved in pain was high in both Urban and Rural elderly population followed by shoulder pain. MSK pain has a profound impact on functional disability and daily individual tasks.


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How to cite this article:
Ankita Kapoor, Jayaraman G, Saurabh Kumar. Incidence of musculoskeletal pain and its related functional disability in geriatric urban and rural population of Patiala district. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(6):212-216.
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