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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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Abstract

PESSOA, Juliana da Costa Santos; CARDIA, Maria Claudia Gatto  and  SANTOS, Maria Luiza da Costa. Analysis of the limitations, strategies and perspectives of the workers with RSI/WRMD, participants of the PROFIT-LER Group: a case study. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.3, pp. 821-830. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000300025.

This study had as aim to analyze the limitations, strategies and perspectives of the workers with RSI/WRMD, participants of the PROFIT - LER group, of the Universidade Federal da Paraíba. So, individual interviews were realized, using a recorder and a form, that involved questions related to the pain, functional limitation, motivational factors, strategies, expectations about the physical therapeutic treatment, life's perspective after the treatment and knowledge level about the pathology. By collecting information through a form and analyzing it based on the literature, it was possible to know that the participants have pain and functional limitations; that the PROFIT-LER program offered more information to the participants about the pathology; that kinesiotherapy was the strategy most practiced. Regarding the perspectives, the participants intended to continue to practice what they learnt in the group, and also look for another treatment options, because this treatment allowed socialization between the workers and more knowledge about the pathology. So, the study had success as it reached the proposed objective and to make clear that the human is exposed to factors that can change its physical and mental equilibrium, unchaining pathologic process.

Keywords : Limitations; Perspectives; Strategies.

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