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  1. Shoulder Pain in wheelchair users with tetraplegia and paraplegia : Physical Therapy 98.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    American Physical Therapy Association. Scientific Meeting and Exposition. Orlando, FL, USA, 1998/06/07.


    To compare the prevalence and intensity of shoulder pain experienced during daily functional activities in individuals with tetraplegia and individuals with paraplegia who use manual wheelchairs.


    Self-report survey.


    General community.


    Fifty-five women and 140 men, 92 subjects with tetraplegia and 103 subjects with paraplegia who met inclusion criteria of 3 hours per week of manual wheelchair use and at least I year since onset of spinal cord injury.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    Respondents completed a demographic and medical history questionnaire and the Wheelchair User's Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI), a measure of pain during typical daily activities.


    More than two thirds of the sample reported shoulder pain since beginning wheelchair use, with 59% of the subjects with tetraplegia and 42% of the subjects with paraplegia reporting current pain.

    Performance-corrected WUSPI scores were significantly higher in subjects with tetraplegia than in subjects with paraplegia.


    Both the prevalence and intensity of shoulder pain was significantly higher in subjects with tetraplegia than in subjects with paraplegia.

    Efforts to monitor and prevent shoulder pain should continue after rehabilitation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tétraplégie, Homme, Activité, Paraplégie, Fauteuil roulant, Complication, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Symptomatologie, Douleur, Epaule, Etude comparative, Membre supérieur, Système nerveux pathologie, Trouble neurologique, Trouble moteur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tetraplegia, Human, Activity, Paraplegia, Wheel chair, Complication, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Symptomatology, Pain, Shoulder, Comparative study, Upper limb, Nervous system diseases, Neurological disorder, Motor system disorder, Diseases of the osteoarticular system

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0253043

    Code Inist : 002B26H. Création : 16/11/1999.