Wheelchair users’ anthropometric data: Analysis of existent available information

Sara Braganca, Ignacio Castellucci, Pedro Arezes

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOccupational Safety and Hygiene VI
    EditorsPedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherC R C Press
    Pages23-27
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351008877
    ISBN (Print)9781351008877
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventInternational Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene 2018 - University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal
    Duration: 26 Mar 201827 Mar 2018
    https://www.sposho.pt/sho-2018/

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene 2018
    Abbreviated titleSHO
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    CityGuimaraes
    Period26/03/1827/03/18
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