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Chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in Sri Lanka

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, May 2017
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Title
Chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in Sri Lanka
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1580-7
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Ishanka Weerasekara, Claire E. Hiller

Abstract

Musculoskeletal disorders of the lower extremities are commonly affected by chronicity and disability. One of the most commonly affected areas is the ankle. Epidemiological information is limited for chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in the general community, particularly in the developing world. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and impact of chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in the Sri Lankan community. A cross-sectional stratified random sample of people (n = 1000) aged 18 to 85 years in Sri Lanka was undertaken by questionnaire in the general community setting. Of those questionnaires, 827 participants provided data. Point prevalence for no history of ankle injury or ankle disorders, history of ankle injuries without chronic ankle disorders, and chronic ankle disorders were obtained. Point prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal disorders and causes for chronicity was evaluated. There were 448 (54.2%) participants with no ankle disorders, 164 (19.8%) with a history of ankle injury but no chronic disorders, and 215 (26.0%) with chronic ankle disorders. The major component of chronic ankle disorders was musculoskeletal disorders (n = 113, 13.7% of the total sample), most of which were due to ankle injury (n = 80, 9.7% of the total). Sprains were responsible for 17.7% of the total ankle injuries. Arthritis was the other main cause for chronicity of ankle disorders with 4% of total participants (n = 33). Almost 14% of the Sri Lankan community was affected by chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders. The majority were due to a previous ankle injury, and arthritis. Most people had to limit or change their physical activity because of the chronic ankle disorder. A very low utility of physiotherapy services was observed.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 16%
Student > Postgraduate 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Student > Master 4 8%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 11 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 16%
Engineering 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Sports and Recreations 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 17 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2017.
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#11,292,786
of 17,443,211 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#2,021
of 3,289 outputs
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#163,100
of 276,953 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1
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