Diseases pattern in the department of physical medicine & rehabilitation in a tertiary level hospital

Authors

  • Md Shahadat Hossain Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DMCH, Dhaka
  • Prasanta Kumar Chakraborty Medical officer, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DMCH, Dhaka
  • Sohely Rahman Head of the Department, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, DMCH, Dhaka
  • Md Jahidul Islam Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Institute of Neuroscience, Dhaka
  • Md Ruhul Amin Assistant professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DMCH, Dhaka
  • Ripon Kumer Saha Registrar, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DMCH, Dhaka
  • Moinuddin Hossain Khan Assistant Registrar, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DMCH, Dhaka
  • Nahid Yasmin Assistant Professor, Community Medicine Ad-din Womens Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v43i3.26294

Keywords:

Diseases pattern, physical medicine, tertiary hospital

Abstract

This is a retrospective study carried out at the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Dhaka for the period of one year from 1st January, 2012 to 31st December, 2012. The purpose of the study was to observe the disease pattern and demographic characteristics of patients attending the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in a tertiary care hospital. Total sixteen thousand two hundred ninety seven (n=16297) patients were studied, of which 48% were male and 52% were female. The mean age was 43.64 ± 5.12 years, maximum patients (27.96%) belong to 41-50 years of age. Maximum patients (51%) were come from Dhaka city and most of the studied patients were housewife (36.73%). Largest disease group was non-specific low back 130 pain (16.42%). Regarding disease pattern, 44.07% of patients rheumatological, 17.25% neurological, 25.11% orthopaedic condition. Among leading diseases, 16.77% were non-specific low back pain, 10.13% osteoarthritis of knee joints, 8.15% stroke, 7.56% lumbar spondylosis, 7.05% cervical spondylosis, 6.43% adhesive Capsulitis, 3.84% neck sprain/strain 3.57% Facial palsy, 3.18% fibromyalgia and 3.12% tennis elbow.

Bangladesh Med J. 2014 Sep; 43 (3): 130-133

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Md Shahadat Hossain, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DMCH, Dhaka



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Published

2016-01-07

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Hossain, M. S., Chakraborty, P. K., Rahman, S., Islam, M. J., Amin, M. R., Saha, R. K., Khan, M. H., & Yasmin, N. (2016). Diseases pattern in the department of physical medicine & rehabilitation in a tertiary level hospital. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 43(3), 130–133. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v43i3.26294

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