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SOUZA, Cesário da Silva  and  OLIVEIRA, Anamaria Siriani de. Referrals Prevalence of the musculoskeletal diseases according to the international statistical classification of diseases (ICD-10): reflections for education in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Fisioter. Pesqui. [online]. 2015, vol.22, n.1, pp.48-53. ISSN 1809-2950.

Musculoskeletal pain can be characterized as acute or chronic and is the most prevalent symptom in the population. It might be assumed that pain will be present in the lives of all adults. Its incidence has greatly increased in recent years due to changes in lifestyle, environment as well as stress and the increasing demands of the cor porate world. Expenses with this injury are increasing and their physical, psychological and social consequences are evident. Although with significant impact on the lives of people with musculoskeletal pain, there are few reflec tions that relate teaching, service demands and muscu loskeletal diseases. This is a descriptive quantitative epi demiological study type survey, which aimed to describe the profile of referrals for physical therapy procedures and related services to International Statistical Classification of Diseases, ICD-10, in the city of Ribeirão Preto and provide reflections for professional training in Brazil. The results showed a higher frequency of referrals of female patients (70.52%), low back pain represented the most frequent ICD-10 (12.14%) and Physical Therapists, Physiatrists and Clinical Doctors were responsible for most of the referrals, with 48.57% of cases. Most referrals were for outpatient services (57.55%). It is aimed to provide to health service managers and those responsible for health training with the results of this research some elements to organize the demand for care users, server training and support re search initiatives, monitoring, preventing these events and updating the teaching strategies.

Keywords : Physical Therapy Modalities; Musculoskeletal; Teaching.

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