Is there an urban-rural divide? Population surveys of rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders in the Pune region of India using the COPCORD Bhigwan model.

@article{Joshi2009IsTA,
  title={Is there an urban-rural divide? Population surveys of rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders in the Pune region of India using the COPCORD Bhigwan model.},
  author={Vaijayanti Lagu Joshi and Arvind Chopra},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={614-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate urban prevalence of rheumatic musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and compare to an earlier rural regional study. METHODS We screened 8145 adults from a preselected urban locality in Pune, India, for MSK pain in a cross-sectional house-to-house survey (Stage I) over 20 weeks. The World Health Organization-International League of Associations for Rheumatology (WHO-ILAR) Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) Bhigwan model was used. Thirty… CONTINUE READING
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