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Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Vol.5, No. 1)

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Page : 1-11

Keywords : Musculoskeletal Pain; Discomfort; Physical Function;

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Objective To identify the common musculoskeletal disorders among the hemodialysis patients. Design It is a Cross-sectional study. Method A self-administered and Nordic questionnaire was used in this study to identify the common musculoskeletal disorders among the hemodialysis patients. The participants are included who are having hemodialysis. Questionnaire along with informed consent were sent out to the participants. Questionnaires used in this study contained closed ended questions. Close ended questions were analysed by quantitative methods. After analysis data were presented in the form of tables and charts/figures. Results A total of 150 subjects participated and out of which 48.0% (a frequency of 72) of them male and 52.0% (a frequency of 78) of them were female. To make the study more specific and particular the subjects were included above the age of 30. Concluded results are that the patients at the age of 30 to 45years were affected more. They had problem in neck, back, hip/thigh, ankle/feet, shoulder, elbow, wrist pain in Nordic questionnaire parameter. Conclusion Parameters, it is concluded that hemodialysis patients are suffering from joint pain and discomfort, numbness, in different parts of body such as neck, lower back, hips and ankle. The conclusion shows that most of the patients had musculoskeletal disorders.

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