International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Influence of Severity of Knee OA and Its Association with Physical Function in Community Dwelling Older Adults

Dr. Sanskruti Ravindra Tahakik | Dr. Shyam Ganvir [3]

Abstract: Background: Osteoarthritis of knee is active disease process involving cartilage destruction, subchondral bone thickening and new bone formation1. OA is the commonest cause of disability in older adults2. Difficulty in transferring, that is, Ability to move in and out of the chair is common3. Rising from chair is basic activity of daily life. So it is important to assess, the physical performance can be easily understood an observable ability to perform a task e. g. Rising from the chair. Few studies compared knee OA to healthy controls but those that did found that people with knee OA performed significantly worse. More research is needed to understand the extend of balance impairment in knee OA using easy to administer, clinically- available tests. Also no studies compared between knee OA severities thus expected changes in balance as the disease progress remain unknown4. Aim: To find out the influence of severity of Knee OA and its Association with Physical function in older adults. Objectives: 1. To study influence of severity of Knee OA knee in Community Dwelling Older Adults.2. To Assess Physical Function in community Dwelling Older Adults.3. To find Association between severity of OA and physical function. Procedure: Ethical clearance taken from institutional ethical committee of DVVPFs COPT Ahmednagar, Informed consent was taken from patient and patients were included based on inclusion and exclusion criteria then after demographic data collection patients were examined clinically for ACR criteria for severity of OA knee and physical performance test that is Five Times Sit to Stand Test was administered and time was recorded. Data analysis: Done with the repeated measures analysis of variance difference of mean time between the groups calculated and multiple comparison post-test Tukey as p

Keywords: Knee OA, Physical Function, Five Times Sit to Stand test, Older Adults

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019,

Pages: 190 - 192

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