2017
DOI: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20175216
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Limitation of activity and restriction of social participation in relation to age range, gender, and education in people with leprosy

Abstract: BackgroundIn Brazil, 38,000 new cases of leprosy are discovered each year, making it a public health problem.ObjectiveTo identify whether or not there is an association between activity limitations and the restriction of social participation with some demographic data (age range, gender, and education) of the patients in a Basic Health Unit (BHU), diagnosed with leprosy.MethodsThe SALSA scale was used to assess activity limitations, whereas the Participation scale was used to assess the restriction of social p… Show more

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“…The epidemiological data showed that men were the most affected in this study. These data are consistent with the ndings reported in the literature [25][26][27]. Several factors contribute to this scenario:…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 93%
“…The epidemiological data showed that men were the most affected in this study. These data are consistent with the ndings reported in the literature [25][26][27]. Several factors contribute to this scenario:…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 93%
“…This could be explained by better rehabilitation services including reconstructive surgery, which was started in 2018 [16]. Like other studies, low educational level and high EHF score were associated with both participation restriction and activity limitation [22]. Patients with higher educational level may be more knowledgeable about leprosy symptoms and could have better health seeking behavior.…”
Section: Plos Neglected Tropical Diseasesmentioning
confidence: 70%
“…A study conducted by Ibikunle and Nwokeji [22] showed that age did not significantly influence the social participation of the affected persons. Another study shows that there was no significant association between age and participation level among patients in a Basic Health Unit (BHU) diagnosed with leprosy [41][42][43][44].…”
Section: Participation Levelmentioning
confidence: 99%