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RMJ. 2018; 43(2): 248-251


Rotator cuff tendinitis and functional status of shoulder in construction workers of Lahore, Pakistan

Hira Riaz, Sarah Ehsan, Hafiz Muhammad Waseem Javaid, Sidrah Murtaza.


Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of rotator cuff tendinitis and functional status of shoulder in construction workers of Lahore.
Methodology: This cross sectional survey was conducted on the construction workers of Lahore, Pakistan from April to June 2016 and included 194 workers selected through convenience sampling. Pain with overhead activities, positive Hawkins-Kennedy test and painful arc test were used as diagnostic criteria of rotator cuff tendinitis. Shoulder pain and disability index was used to determine the functional status of shoulder.
Results: Mean age of the participants was 50.06±8.68 years. Out of 194 construction workers, 83(42.8%) worked 6-8 hours and 111(57.3%) worked 8-12 hours. Rotator cuff tendinitis was present in 57 (29.4%) construction workers. Total mean score for shoulder pain and disability index (SPADI) was 73.82±6.5. Total mean score for disability scale was 72.81±7.27.
Conclusion: Rotator cuff tendinitis is frequent among construction workers of Lahore. It is associated with working hours of construction workers. The severity of pain and disability were high among these people.

Key words: Disability, occupation, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder pain, tendinopathy.






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