Artisanal fisherwomen/shellfish gatherers: analyzing the impact of upper limb functioning and disability on health-related quality of life

Abstract The aim is to analyze upper limb functioning and disability, and its association with health-related quality of life among artisanal fisherwomen from Bahia, Brazil. Cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted with a sample of 209 fisherwomen. Structured questionnaires were used for socio-demographic and comorbidity information, as well as the instruments Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and Short-Form Healthy Survey (SF-36) respectively, to evaluate the upper limbs and health-related quality of life. The results demonstrated that the presence of musculoskeletal disorders in the upper limbs directly affects the values of the DASH instrument and the SF-36v01 questionnaire scores, while also generating a negative correlation between the DASH and SF-36v01. The varying functioning abilities, pain and social aspects negatively affect upper limb function, and the daily activities and work of fisherwomen. The presence of chronic disease and the absence of intervention and rehabilitation for these professionals, that could produces, in a long-term, cases of disability.Resumo O objetivo foi analisar a incapacidade e a funcionalidade de membros superiores e verificar sua associa ção com a qualidade de vida relacionada com a saúde de pescadoras artesanais da Bahia, Brasil. Estudo epidemiológico, de corte transversal, envolvendo uma amostra de 209 pescadoras artesanais. Foram utilizados questionários estruturados para in...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

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Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
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Source: Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Techniques Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Occupational Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research
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