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Ahmed S, Alam A, Akter R, Sadia A A. Musculoskeletal Problems are Highly Prevalent among Rohingya Refugee in Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Study. IJMPP 2021; 6 (2) :502-509
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1- Mount Adora Physiotherapy and Neuro-rehabilitation Center, Mount Adora Hospital, Akhalia, Sylhet,-3100, Bangladesh , ptsohel@gmail.com
2- Rehabilitation Officer, Center for Disability in Development, A-18/6, Ganda, Saver, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3- Mount Adora Physiotherapy and Neuro-rehabilitation Center, Mount Adora Hospital, Akhalia, Sylhet,-3100, Bangladesh
4- Sher-E-Bangla Medical College, Barisal, Bangladesh
Abstract:   (1273 Views)
Aim: Musculoskeletal problems are a concerning issue now a days and Rohingya refugees are one of the most vulnerable group. Our study aims to find out the prevalence of musculoskeletal problem among Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Method and Materials: A cross-sectional survey was conducted and subjects were recruited by using simple random sampling method. A questionnaire containing demographic data, Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire and SF-12 health survey was used to collect the data. Descriptive statistics were used to calculate the prevalence rate.
Findings: Among 120 participants 79.2% were male and 20.8 % were female. 69.3% participants having pain in different site of the body. Most of the participants having pain in the lower back (34.2%) followed by multiple joints (21.7%). The severity of the pain was mild pain 38.5%, moderate pain 35.2% and severe pain 2.4% respectively.
Conclusion: Musculoskeletal problems are highly prevalent among Rohingya refugee ppulation. It is, therefore, important to consider the basic health needs like medicine and rehabilitation services to the refugee population for living in protracted humanitarian environment.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Received: 2021/04/7 | Accepted: 2021/04/14 | Published: 2021/04/30

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