Volume 19, No. 5, 2022

Disability And Socio-Demographic Factors In Adults From Sincelejo, Sucre

María Margarita Aguas , Martha Hernández Blanco , Eustorgio Amed Salazar


The present article aims to relate disability and socio-demographic factors in adults from Sincelejo city in Colombia. It is a correlational study in nature. A non-probabilistic sample was made up of 125 people with disabilities, older than 20 years with a limitation of more than six months. The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule version 2.0 was used to make a disability evaluation. It was validated by the World Health Organization. The global disability mean (scale from 0 to 100) was 26.53±15.4415 points. Regarding the areas evaluated by WHODAS 2.0, the one with the highest average score was mobility 44.60±32.3139, while the area with the lowest average score was relationships with 11.26 ±13.7280 points. In the results, it was found that for the socio-demographic variables, there is a high positive correlation between the current occupation variables and the disability and global disability domains. Conclusion: The occupation showed a greater impact on the disability score by area and overall.

Pages: 14-28

Keywords: Disability, socio-demographic characteristics, disability assessment, adults.

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