Clinical-Epidemiological Profile of Patients Living with Leprosy

  • Marjorie Heloise Masuchi Curso de Terapia Ocupacional - Faculdade de Medicina do ABC
  • Rosângela Filipini Curso de Enfermagem - Faculdade de Medicina do ABC
  • Andréia Zarzour Abou Hala Corrêa Curso de Terapia Ocupacional - Faculdade de Medicina do ABC
  • Fernanda Antico Benetti Curso de Fisioterapia - Faculdade de Medicina do ABC
  • Lúcia Mioko Ito Disciplina de Dermatologia- Faculdade de Medicina
  • Suelen Augusto Savoldi Enfermeira - Prefeitura Municipal de Santo André
  • Carlos D´Apparecida Santos Machado Filho
  • Luiz Carlos de Abreu Faculdade de Medicina do ABC. Departamento de Saúde da Coletividade. Disciplina de Metodologia Científica.


Background: Leprosy is an infectious disease that is manifested in dermatological signs and symptoms and can interfere with activities of daily living. 

Objective: To describe the clinical and epidemiological profile of leprosy patients. 

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 41 patients diagnosed with leprosy, treated between 2011 and 2013. The SALSA scale was applied to check the limitations in activities of daily living and data were analysed quantitatively and statistically.

Result: The patients were aged between 23 and 59 years, mostly male, with a high prevalence of tuberculoid leprosy, without co-morbidities and outpatient discharge. The SALSA scale score was relevant for individuals without limitations in domains such as mobility, self-care, work and dexterity. 

Conclusion: Patients have few limitations for carrying out their daily activities, as well as a low disability level.



Sep 3, 2015
How to Cite
MASUCHI, Marjorie Heloise et al. Clinical-Epidemiological Profile of Patients Living with Leprosy. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, sep. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2020. doi:
Global Health & Health Policy


leprosy, occupational therapy, activities of daily living, risk, physical limitation, handcap.

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