Physical disability due to musculoskeletal conditions

Weigl, Martin, Cieza, Alarcos, Cantista, Pedro and Stucki, Gerold (2007) Physical disability due to musculoskeletal conditions. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 21, (1), 167-190. (doi:10.1016/j.berh.2006.10.006). (PMID:17350551).


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Musculoskeletal conditions (MSC) are common throughout the world and their impact on individuals is diverse and manifold. Knowledge of the determinants for disability and of strategies for prevention and rehabilitation management according to the scientific evidence is critical for reducing the burden of MSC. The first section of this chapter reviews the evidence for common determinants of functioning and disability in patients with MSC. We have focussed on environmental factors (EF) and personal factors (PF) and have structured them according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. The second section discusses prevention strategies. Generally, prevention needs to address those EF and PF that were presented in the first section. The final section describes modern principles of rehabilitation and reviews the evidence for specific rehabilitation interventions.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.berh.2006.10.006
ISSNs: 1521-6942 (print)
Keywords: arthritis, back pain, risk factors, prevention, rehabilitation, non-MeSH, ICF
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology
ePrint ID: 341702
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
February 2007Published
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2012 12:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:32

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