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A national survey of musculoskeletal impairment in Rwanda: prevalence, causes and service implications.

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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...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0002851

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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
7
Pages:
Article: e2851
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:8793aeb4-24c4-415e-813b-459a0fa8e541
Source identifiers:
108403
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pubs:108403

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