Am J Med Public Health | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access
Seid AA* and Jaleta FY
Department of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Samara University, Ethiopia
*Correspondance to: Abubeker Alebachew SeidFulltext PDF
Introduction: Patients with musculoskeletal disorders have reduced quality of life secondary to pain and limited functionality. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between pain intensity, functional status and quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Material and Methods: Institutional based cross-sectional study was held from April to July 2021. Pain severity and quality of life were examined using Visual Analogue Scale and short form SF-12 respectively. Functional status was examined using a structured questionnaire developed for this purpose. Data was collected using face to face interview after getting the necessary informed consent from the hospital and patients. Results were analyzed by appropriate statistical methods using SPSS version 23. Result: Seventy patients with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders were included in the study. Pain severity was found correlated with both functional status and patient rated quality of life (r=0.618, p<0.001; r= -0.320, p=0.003, respectively). There was also correlation between functional status and quality of life (r= -0.531, p<0.001). Conclusion: For managing and treating of patients with musculoskeletal disorders therapeutic interventions should be planned by integrating different therapeutic approaches to improve pain, functional status and quality of life along with other psychological factors.
Functional status; Musculoskeletal disorder; Pain; Quality of life
Seid AA, Jaleta FY. The Relationship between Pain Intensity, Functional Status and Quality of Life in Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders. Am J Med Public Health. 2023; 4(1): 1036..