Risk for musculoskeletal disorders in informal caregivers of people with cerebral palsy

Erika María Hernández Rojas, Sofía Murillo Álvarez, Alejandra Solano Bastos, María Cristina Enríquez-Reyna


This paper analyzes musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) of informal caregivers of people with cerebral palsy. Most of these informal caregivers present MSD arising from the combination of multiple intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Emphasis is then placed on the sociodemographic characteristics of the informal caregiver and their main MSD. An analysis of risk factors is established that gives special importance to the role of physical exercise in the presence of pain.


Caregivers; Musculoskeletal physiological processes; Risk factors; Cerebral Palsy; Back pain; Exercise therapy

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