International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2020)

Prevalence of shoulder pain and disability among cerebrovascular accident patients of Surat city in Gujarat state of India


Dr. Vivek H Ramanandi, Hetal Chalodiya, Dhruvi Khunt, Shruti Kakadiya

Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) are a major cause of disability worldwide. Shoulder pain is a common impairment after cerebrovascular accident; and affects patients’ participation in rehabilitation; discourages motion; hinders recovery; and adversely affects function, thereby impeding the process of rehabilitation. Results of this study showed that among all cerebrovascular accident subjects, subjects with right side hand dominance (n=42, 60%) were more affected as compared to left side dominant subjects (n=28, 40%). It was also found that in around 50% cases the cerebrovascular accident was as a result of ischemic pathology affecting the brain. It was found that 61.43% patients (n= 43) had significant shoulder pain which can be considered as prevalent. It was also reported that approximately 60% (n=42) patients suffered from mild to moderate disability associated with shoulder pain.
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