A National Survey of Musculoskeletal Impairment in Rwanda: Prevalence, Causes and Service Implications

@article{Atijosan2008ANS,
  title={A National Survey of Musculoskeletal Impairment in Rwanda: Prevalence, Causes and Service Implications},
  author={Oluwarantimi Atijosan and Dorothea Rischewski and Victoria Simms and Hannah Kuper and Bonaventure Linganwa and Assuman Nuhi and Allen Foster and Chris Lavy},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={249 - 255}
}
BACKGROUND Accurate information on the prevalence and causes of musculoskeletal impairment (MSI) is lacking in low income countries. We present a new survey methodology that is based on sound epidemiological principles and is linked to the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning. METHODS Clusters were selected with probability proportionate to size. Households were selected within clusters through compact segment sampling. 105 clusters of 80 people (all ages… CONTINUE READING

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