EFFECTS OF HOME EXERCISE PROGRAMME ON SHOULDER PAIN AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS IN MALE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS


Malarvizhi D, Divya D, Sivakumar Vpr

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate the effect of home exercise program on shoulder pain and functional status in male construction workers.

Methods: Study design was quasi-experimental study, subjects were 30 male construction workers, n=15 Group A (experimental) and n=15 Group B (control). Subjects in the experimental group were instructed in a 6 weeks home exercise program, Group B subjects were treated with only ergonomic advices. The outcome measurements were visual analog scale and shoulder pain and disability index.

Results: The results of this study showed that significant reduction in pain and improvement in the functional status of construction workers in Group A than Group B.

Conclusion: The study concluded that there was a significant reduction in shoulder pain and improvement in functional status by home exercise program than ergonomic advices in male construction workers.


Keywords


Construction workers, Shoulder pain, Home exercises, Visual analog scale, Shoulder pain and disability index.

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Title

EFFECTS OF HOME EXERCISE PROGRAMME ON SHOULDER PAIN AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS IN MALE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

Keywords

Construction workers, Shoulder pain, Home exercises, Visual analog scale, Shoulder pain and disability index.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i6.17080

Date

01-06-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 6 June 2017 Page: 171-174

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Malarvizhi D
Department of Physiotherapy, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Divya D
Department of Physiotherapy, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Sivakumar Vpr
Department of Physiotherapy, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
India


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