Musculoskeletal pain and physical health status among confirmed COVID-19 patients of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Moshiur Rahman Khasru Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Fariha Haseen Department of Public Health and Informatics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Moniruzzaman Khan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Radia Naz Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tangila Marzen Department of Dental Radiology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • Abu Bakar Siddiq Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Brahmanbaria Medical College, Brahmanbaria
  • Md Hasan Department of Public Health and Informatics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sanzida Khan Department of Public Health and Informatics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Joynul Islam Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neuro Science, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Ahsan Ullah Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Abul Khair Mohammad Salek Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v14i3.54673

Keywords:

COVID-19, Musculoskeletal Pain, Physical health status, Pandemic.

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic is now a great headache for the world population. Respiratory symptoms are the main presentation of COVID-19. However, musculoskeletal pain, headache, loss of taste and smell sense, and neurological manifestations may occur. Identification of patterns of musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and physical health status in COVID-19 is crucial. In this cross sectional study, a total 380 individuals with COVID-19 were recruited from the population following selection criteria. Pain varied widely in hip, neck, leg and calf muscles, back and spine, shoulder, arms and hand, and other parts of the body among the respondents. Inconstant, among respondents of younger age group (aged ≤50 year), 37.59% had moderate pain, 6.77% had severe pain, 13.91% had mild pain, and 41.17% had no pain. On the other hand, among older respondents (aged >50 year) 47.37% had moderate pain, 25.44% had severe pain, 13.15% had mild pain, and 14.03% had no pain. The differences between two groups was statistically significant (p<0.05). However, there was no difference in frequency of pain between males and females. Those respondents who had pain was reported having physical health worse than the average compared to that of those who had no pain.

BSMMU J 2021; 14 (COVID -19 Supplement): 1-7

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Published

2021-07-07

How to Cite

Khasru, M. R., Haseen, F., Khan, M. M., Naz, R., Marzen, T., Siddiq, A. B., Hasan, M., Khan, S., Islam, M. J., Ullah, M. A., & Mohammad Salek, A. K. (2021). Musculoskeletal pain and physical health status among confirmed COVID-19 patients of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 14(3), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v14i3.54673

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