Umeå universitets logga

umu.sePublikationer
Ändra sökning
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Children and adolescents with physical disabilities: describing characteristics and disability-related needs in the Kilimanjaro region, north-eastern Tanzania – a cross-sectional survey
Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för epidemiologi och global hälsa. Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering. Physiotherapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-9234-7364
Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering.
Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för epidemiologi och global hälsa.
Visa övriga samt affilieringar
2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: BMJ Open, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 13, nr 1, artikel-id e064849Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To describe the characteristics and disability-related needs of children and adolescents with physical disabilities in the Kilimanjaro region, North-Eastern Tanzania.

Design: A cross-sectional community survey was conducted from November 2020 to June 2021. Trained research assistants interviewed primary children’s carers using a questionnaire based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Children and Youth Framework. Data were analysed using IBM SPSS Statistics V.27. The Pearson χ2 test was used to examine differences between age, gender and self-reported needs. The independent t-test assessed difference in needs according to age and gender.

Setting: Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania.

Participants: Children and adolescents, aged 2–18 years, with physical disabilities (n=212).

Results: Almost 40% had severe speech (n=84) and joint mobility (n=79) impairments, and more than half (n=124) had severe or complete difficulties walking. In aspects of self-care (caring for body parts, toileting, dressing, eating and drinking), most had severe and complete difficulties. Almost 70% (n=135) of households were located near health facilities without rehabilitation services. About one-quarter (n=51) had never received rehabilitation services. More than 90% (n=196) needed assistive devices, and therapeutic exercises (n=193). Over three-quarters needed nutritional supplements (n=162).

Conclusion: Children and adolescents with physical disabilities in North-Eastern Tanzania have impaired speech and joint mobility, and difficulties in communication, self-care and walking. Rehabilitation services essential for addressing these impairments and activity limitations are either scarce or inaccessible. Action is needed to facilitate urban and rural access to rehabilitation services in order to improve the well-being of children and adolescents with physical disabilities.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2023. Vol. 13, nr 1, artikel-id e064849
Nationell ämneskategori
Pediatrik
Forskningsämne
folkhälsa
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-203833DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064849ISI: 000924512900004PubMedID: 36592996Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85145491645OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-203833DiVA, id: diva2:1729397
Forskningsfinansiär
Familjen Erling-Perssons StiftelseUmeå universitetTillgänglig från: 2023-01-20 Skapad: 2023-01-20 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-09-05Bibliografiskt granskad

Open Access i DiVA

fulltext(1079 kB)221 nedladdningar
Filinformation
Filnamn FULLTEXT01.pdfFilstorlek 1079 kBChecksumma SHA-512
d3ebe8fae7e75b1912544f3ec16210bb78874e99bfb0fd44593f152fc516f85a72f6684a15e59749db173263856a9cfddb0aed24cef4a3854fda43962870c8ed
Typ fulltextMimetyp application/pdf

Övriga länkar

Förlagets fulltextPubMedScopus

Person

Swai, Elia AsanterabiLindkvist, MarieSörlin, AnnSahlen, Klas-Göran

Sök vidare i DiVA

Av författaren/redaktören
Swai, Elia AsanterabiLindkvist, MarieSörlin, AnnSahlen, Klas-Göran
Av organisationen
Institutionen för epidemiologi och global hälsaInstitutionen för samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering
I samma tidskrift
BMJ Open
Pediatrik

Sök vidare utanför DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Totalt: 221 nedladdningar
Antalet nedladdningar är summan av nedladdningar för alla fulltexter. Det kan inkludera t.ex tidigare versioner som nu inte längre är tillgängliga.

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetricpoäng

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Totalt: 405 träffar
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf