International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015 | Rating: 6.8 / 10


Outcome Measurement of Electrical Stimulation on Quadriceps Muscles for Knee Osteoarthritis

Jayanta Nath [2]


Abstract: Introduction Outcome measurement is very essential part to assess efficacy of treatment intervention. The first objective was to perform a review of all outcome measurement used in manangement of knee OA. Secondly to know if there was any difference of outcome measurement of electrical stimulation on quadriceps muscle based on collected review article. Ouestion What were the various outcome measurement used for assessment of knee osteoarthritis specialy when used electrical stimulation Design Review of literature Participant reviewer. Adults with osteoarthritis of the knee Intervention Electrical stimulation for quadriceps Outcome measure VAS, WOMAC, dynamometer, MMT, EMG etc Development Literature searches were made in these databases Medline (Ovid), Pedro, SCOPUS, PsycINFO, Web of knowledge, CINAHL (EBSCOHost), SportDicus (EBSCOHost), DOAJ, Cochrane, EMBASE, Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost), Fuente Acadmica (EBSCOHost), and MedicLatina (EBSCOHost). A retrospective search of 13 years was used until February 2015.33 records were selected based on the affinity with the subject of the review and their internal validity according to the PEDro scale. Conclusions WOMAC, VAS, were most commonly used outcome measurement for OA knee. recommend further research on ES and outcome measurement. There were many outcome measure for knee OA based on literature search. The review evidence suggest that VAS, WOMAC, were useful for assessing quality of management. Out of all outcome measurement tool the WOMAC, PPT, EMG were most valid and reliable tool.


Keywords: Knee Osteoarthritis, Electrical Stimulation, VAS, WOMAC, Outcome measurement of electrical stimulation, physiotherapy for knee osteoarthritis


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015,


Pages: 749 - 758



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