Physical disabilities and psychosocial status of the patients attending in a selected specialized hospital


  • Mst Wazeda Begum Lecturer, Dinajpur Nursing College, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Ashees Kumar Saha Nursing Officer, Upazila Health Complex, Bagha, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • China Rani Mittra Nursing Officer Upazilla Health Complex, Abhaynagar, Jashore, Bangladesh
  • Sajeda Khatun Lecturer (deputed), Dinajpur Nursing College, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Khorshed Ali Miah Associate Professor, NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh



motor; dexterity disabilities; musculo skeletal disability; osteogensis imperfect; muscular dystrophy; neuro musculo disability; cerebral palsy


This study was conducted at CRP Saver Dhaka, with a view to described the various factors that affect the physical disabilities and psychosocial status of the disabled patients, from January to December, 2015. The sample size was 150 and the data were collected by using purposive sampling technique with face-to-face interview. The study revealed that, counterpart (42%). Rural area was found to have highest (56.7%) of Physical disabilities than urban areas (43.3%). Majority of respondents were come from middle and low income group. Neuromuscular disability found higher numbered (67%) than that of musculo skeletal disability (33%). Regarding reasons of disability stroke (25.3%) was in highest position followed by fall from height (21.39%), RTA (16%) and occupational (5.30%) respectively. Physical disability was one of the major causes of psychological problem. Physical disability hamper the social status, (10.7%) of the respondents were lost their jobs due to disabilities. Study found the significance difference between the physical disabilities and interruption of community involvement (χ2 =34.162, p=<0.05). Studies regarding psychosocial aspect among the disabled are rare. This study might be improving the understanding of psychosocial problem of the physical disabled and thereby strengthening the design of more effective identification, prevention and intervention strategies.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. December 2020, 6(4): 738-745


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Begum, M. W., Saha, A. K., Mittra, C. R., Khatun, S., & Miah, K. A. (2021). Physical disabilities and psychosocial status of the patients attending in a selected specialized hospital. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 6(4), 738–745.