Fabiana Caetano Martins Silva

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OBJECTIVE To identify environmental and personal factors associated with social participation in adults with various diseases/health conditions residing in the urban areas of the Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Region, Minas Gerais, Brazil. METHODS Individual characteristics, social participation, and perception of environmental barriers of 226 patients(More)
Our objective was to test the hypothesis that pain beliefs are mediators of disability in a population of workers with chronic pain. A cross-sectional study composed of 115 workers with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMD) whose symptoms appeared 6 months before the beginning of the study was conducted. Outcome measures included questionnaires on(More)
Chronic pain contributes towards less diversified participation centred on household activities, fewer social relationships and smaller number of recreational activities. The aim of the study was to further investigate the effects of chronic pain on participation, focusing on how workers deal with the experienced restrictions. Ten workers with chronic pain(More)
BACKGROUND The Work Ability Model has a holistic structure that incorporates individual characteristics, work-related factors and life outside of work. The model has been explored in the context of Finland but still needs to be applied in other countries. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between age, health, work and work(More)
PURPOSE Professionals who work with rehabilitation of the hand usually assess performance components as their main outcome measures. Intervention is aimed at normalization of deficits of these components, with the expectation that the integrity of the structures and functions of the body will revert to improvements in the client's functional performance.(More)
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