CORRELATION OF MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS WITH UPPER LIMB DISABILITY IN POST MASTECTOMY FEMALES IN PAKISTAN

Authors

  • Sadia Sukhaira Senior Lecturer, Quaid e Azam College Sahiwal
  • Muzna Munir Assistant Professor, Riphah International University
  • Aroona Sattar Junior physical therapist,Riphah International University, Lahore
  • Hira Rafique Senior Lecturer,Quaid e Azam College Sahiwal
  • Zumah Saeed Senior physiotherapist,Services Hospital Lahore
  • Hina Shiren Lecturer, Royal College of Physiotherapy Rahim Yaar Khan

Abstract

Aims of Study: The objective was to correlate myofascial trigger points and upper limb disability in post-mastectomy females.

Methodology: This six-month duration study included 45 participants aged 18 or older, using non-probability convenience sampling, who had undergone mastectomy at least six months prior. Numeric pain rating scale, Simon’s trigger point criteria and a disability questionnaire were used to assess disease complications.

Results: A study involving 45 female participants (mean age 42.8±6.754) found that 33.3% had mild pain, 55.6% had moderate pain, and 11.1% had severe pain. Additionally, 46.7% had mild disability and 53.3% had moderate disability. There was a significant correlation between myofascial trigger points and upper extremity disability.

Limitations and Future Implication: The limitations include the small sample size used in study and limited generalization of findings due to cultural and contextual factors. Further research is needed to explore interventions and understand the long-term impact of myofascial trigger points on upper limb function.

Originality: This research is original in its focus on the correlation between myofascial trigger points and post-mastectomy upper limb disability.

Conclusion: This study concluded that there is a highly significant relation between trigger points in muscles and disability of upper extremity in female patients after mastectomy.

Author Biographies

Sadia Sukhaira, Senior Lecturer, Quaid e Azam College Sahiwal

 

 

Muzna Munir, Assistant Professor, Riphah International University

 

 

Aroona Sattar, Junior physical therapist,Riphah International University, Lahore

 

 

Hira Rafique, Senior Lecturer,Quaid e Azam College Sahiwal

 

 

Zumah Saeed, Senior physiotherapist,Services Hospital Lahore

 

 

Hina Shiren, Lecturer, Royal College of Physiotherapy Rahim Yaar Khan

 

 

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2023-07-04

How to Cite

Sukhaira, S. ., Munir, M., Sattar, A. ., Rafique, H. ., Saeed, Z., & Shiren, H. . (2023). CORRELATION OF MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS WITH UPPER LIMB DISABILITY IN POST MASTECTOMY FEMALES IN PAKISTAN. Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation, 12(2), 35–41. Retrieved from http://ojs.zu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/pjr/article/view/1881

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