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Inventi Impact - Advanced Nursing

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  • Inventi:han/87/14
    EFFECTIVENESS OF HOME BASED EXERCISES ON PAIN AND FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE AMONG ELDERLY WITH KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS IN SELECTED OLD AGE HOMES AT MANGALORE
    Jithin Joseph, Diana Lobo

    Osteoarthritis is the single most important cause of disability in elderly people. The knee is the most often affected weight-bearing joint, consequently knee osteoarthritis is an extremely common cause of disability in the older community. The research was carried out to evaluate the findings concerning the application of home based exercises for osteoarthritis of the knee. A quasi experimental one group time series design was used to assess level of pain and functional performance among elderly with knee osteoarthritis in selected old age homes at Mangalore. 30 patients with mild and moderate pain were selected by using purposive sampling technique and a pre test was conducted on the first day using the numerical pain rating scale and KOOS scale among old age inmates. Home based exercises were taught on the 2nd day, 8th day, 14th day and 21st day to the samples. A post test was conducted at 15th and 30th day to evaluate the effect of home based exercises on pain and functional performance. Mean post-test 1 and post-test 2 pain scores were lower than mean pre-test pain scores. The post test 1 and post test 2 mean values of functional performance scores were more than the pre test means values of functional performance scores. The study showed that there was a significant difference between the pre test and post test scores of pain and functional performance. The study also revealed that there was a negative correlation between pain and functional performance. The findings of the study concluded that home based exercises are effective in reducing the pain and improving the functional performance among the elderly with knee osteoarthritis.

    How to Cite this Article
    Cite this article as: Jithin Joseph, Diana Lobo. Effectiveness of Home Based Exercises on Pain and Functional Performance among Elderly with Knee Osteoarthritis in Selected Old Age Homes at Mangalore. Inventi Impact: Advanced Nursing, 2014(4):200-205, 2014.
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