Wheelchair users’ anthropometric data: Analysis of existent available information

Sara Braganca, Ignacio Castellucci, Pedro Arezes

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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
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781351008877
ISBN (Print)9781351008877
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene 2018 - University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 26 Mar 201827 Mar 2018


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene 2018
Abbreviated titleSHO
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