Anthropometric data represents the characteristics of a given population and, as such, it varies accordingly. Wheelchair users have, most times, different body characteristics than able-bodied people. These differences can be noticed also in terms of anthropometric data. This paper demonstrates the differences between the results obtained in several studies where anthropometric data of wheelchair users was collected. The results of the comparisons between studies demonstrated that there are some dissimilarities on the data collected. The several studies use different data collection protocols, which compromises the results and the comparability of the results obtained. Hence, it become unclear if the data collected in these studies is accurate and valid enough to be used in other future studies.
|Title of host publication||Occupational Safety and Hygiene VI|
|Editors||Pedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||C R C Press|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene 2018 - University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal|
Duration: 26 Mar 2018 → 27 Mar 2018
|Conference||International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene 2018|
|Period||26/03/18 → 27/03/18|
Braganca, S., Castellucci, I., & Arezes, P. (2018). Wheelchair users’ anthropometric data: Analysis of existent available information. In P. M. Arezes, J. Santos Baptista, M. P. Barroso, P. Carneiro, P. Cordeiro, N. Costa, R. B. Melo, A. S. Miguel, ... G. Perestrelo (Eds.), Occupational Safety and Hygiene VI (pp. 23-27). London: C R C Press.