Retrospective analysis of disability evaluation and work fitness reports issued in occupational therapy training school and centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Anuradha V. Pai, Anushka B. Paithankar, Jyotsna R. Bankhele, Harshal M. Dixit


Background: Patients from medicine, neurology and neurosurgery are referred to occupational therapy for disability calculation and if applicable work fitness. The patients who were referred from other units are not analysed here. Objectives of this study were to find the total number of patients referred for disability evaluation and certification from neuro-medicine and neuro-surgery units. To find the number of patients referred according to the different diagnosis. To find the patient distribution according to the percentage of disability. To find number of patients who were given work fitness (unfit, fit, light duty).

Methods: A total 84 patients were given disability certificate in 2018 whereas 79 patients in 2019. In 2018, out of 84 patients, 1 received disability <40%, 64 got disability between 40-70% and 19 got disability >70%. In 2019, out of 79 patients, 2 got disability <40%, 58 got disability between 40-70% and 19 got disability >70%. In 2018, out of 84 patients, 33 patients were referred for work fitness in which 27 got unfit, 1 patient was given fit and 5 got light duty after work simulation. In 2019, out of 79 patients, 21 were referred for work fitness in which 18 were given unfit, 1 patient was given fit and 2 got light duty after work simulation.

Results: A total 144 participants included in the study, 75 (52%) were females and rest were males 48%. Out of these 111 (77%) were aware about dog bite causes disease and among these 52 (46.8%) were aware that dog bite causes rabies. Among the participants, 138 (95.8%) were aware about the vaccine availability and 125 (90.5%) knew vaccine is available in Government Hospital. In the study 88% of dog bite victims received treatment.

Conclusions: The patients were analysed based on age, gender, type of diseases, percentage of disability, type of work and work fitness (fit, unfit, light duty).


Disability, Occupation, Work fitness

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