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International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
ISSN (online) : 2278-9030
ISSN (Print) : 2278-9014
ISSUES : 4/year
PUBLISHER : Rehabilitation Without Borders

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Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State

Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka.

Abstract
Background: Post-polio individuals benefit from postural correction, orthoses/Bracing, mobility devices, respiratory dysfunction management, management of dysphagia, management of cold intolerance, weight management, psychological management and lifestyle modification.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to develop novel methods and systems for rehabilitation and control of assistive devices usage.
Materials and methods: A descriptive study design was used to include people who survived from or had suffered polio who met the inclusion criteria of; (can understand English, donít have cognitive impairments, donít have communication impairment, has been diagnosed of Polio in the past) through a random selection. Data was collected through questionnaire which contained simple and concise questions, which were used to give respondents specific answer or opinion.
Results: A total of 128 questionnaires were issued out and 48 respondents returned completely filled questionnaires out of the 128. The 48 subjects were 21years and above, out of which, 29(60%) were female and 19(40%) were male. 14(29%) of the patients were currently attending a hospital clinic. 14(29%) reported of respiratory symptoms, 5(10%) reported of falls and fractures symptoms, 31(64%) reported of insomnia symptoms, 4(8%) reported of mental confusion, 14(19%) reported of irritability, 16(33%) reported of headaches, 3(6%) reported of speech symptoms, 9(19%) reported of swallowing symptoms, 5(11%) reported of weight loss, 36(75%) reported of cold intolerance, 32(66%) reported of fatigue. Disabilities reported by the subjects are difficulties in; walking 1/4miles on level ground 34(71%), walking up and down steps 37(77%), bending and straightening up 33(70%), falling and keeping balance 26(54%), reaching and stretching 22(46%), holding, gripping and turning 15(13%), recognizing friends across roads 4(4%), reading newsprints 5(10%), hearing 7(15%), noises in heads and ears 9(19%), going outside the house 18(38%), living alone 26(54%), 25 (52%) limitation to the type of work they could do.
Conclusion: The outcome of this survey showed that the frequent health challenges faced by post-polio patients were cold intolerance, increased muscle weakness, muscle pain, fatigue and joint pain. Pain is worthy of the emphasis as a symptom, being commonly reported in the back and neck 31(64%), as well as in muscles and joint. Physical disabilities, fatigue and pain were the principal causes of handicap in this population rather than mental or social factor.

Key words: Late, Effects, Nigeria, Poliomyelitis, Survey


 
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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka. Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State. IJHRS. 2019; 8(4): 164-169. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184


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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka. Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State. http://www.ijhrs.org/?mno=86448 [Access: March 29, 2020]. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184


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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka. Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State. IJHRS. 2019; 8(4): 164-169. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184



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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka. Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State. IJHRS. (2019), [cited March 29, 2020]; 8(4): 164-169. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184



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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka (2019) Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State. IJHRS, 8 (4), 164-169. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184



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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka. 2019. Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 8 (4), 164-169. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184



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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka. "Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 8 (2019), 164-169. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184



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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka. "Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 8.4 (2019), 164-169. Print. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184



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Tochukwu Nze Ugorji, Patrick Ugochukwu Agbasi, Darlington Chimaobi Onyido, Mbanu-Jackson Dowell Oluchukwu James Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Goodness Ajero, Chike Chima, Bright Unanka (2019) Survey of The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis at Uturu, Abia State. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 8 (4), 164-169. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000184



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