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International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Research Article

Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Ravi Patel1, Samuel K. Chu2 and Brett Gerstman3*

1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Affiliated Institution of Author: New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA

2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Affiliated Institution of Author: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Affiliated Institution of Author: New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ; New Jersey Spine Center, Chatham NJ, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Brett Gerstman
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Affiliated Institution of Author: New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Newark, NJ; New Jersey Spine Center, Chatham NJ, USA
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Received Date: January 23, 2014; Accepted Date: May 20, 2014; Published Date: May 23, 2014

Citation: Pate R, Chu SK, Gerstman B (2014) Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Int J Phys Med Rehabil S5:008. doi: 10.4172/2329-9096.S5-008

Copyright: © 2014 Pate R et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Purpose: The goal of our study was to assess the prevalence of specific musculoskeletal pain complaints in patients with developmental disabilities and how they compare to the general population. Method: A retrospective chart review was conducted at an outpatient hospital based primary care office serving patients with developmental disabilities in Northern New Jersey Results: Results showed an overall prevalence of 17.02% of musculoskeletal complaints in this population. This is similar to their peers without developmental disabilities. Of the patients seen, those with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy had the highest prevalence of musculoskeletal pain. Low back and knee pain were the most common complaints. Females were noted to be more than two times likely than males to have musculoskeletal pain, but no significant difference was found between age groups. Conclusions: We concluded that individuals with developmental diseases require equal vigilance for musculoskeletal pain because of similar prevalence as the general population and likelihood of communication deficits with intellectual disabilities

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