IMPACT OF NON-WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISES ON QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) OF THE KNEE
IMPACT OF NON-WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISES ON QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)
Keywords:Osteoarthritis, Weight bearing, Quality of life, Elderly.
Background- Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. The Knee is the weight-bearing joint most commonly affected by osteoarthritis (OA). The symptoms of pain, morning stiffness of short duration and physical dysfunction in the activities of daily living (ADL) can affect many aspects of health, affecting Quality of life. Regular and moderate physical activity adapted to an individual's life-styles and education, and joint protection strategies have been advocated as conservative management. Quality of life is the condition of life resulting from the combination of the effects of the complete range of factors such as those determining health, happiness, education, social and intellectual attainments, freedom of action, justice and freedom of expression. METHOD– It is a Randomized Clinical Trial. Study done on Geriatric people in Geriatric Home Centre, Vilad Ghat. Ahmednagar. On 20 Samples. After obtaining approval from the Ethical Committee, Informed consent was obtained by each subject after explaining them in their language. Subjects were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. The subjects were divided into two groups. Group A: Experimental group consisting of 10 subjects and Group B: Control group consisting of 10 subjects. RESULT- In this study, we found that there was a significant improvement in all the parameters of WOMAC Index. Conclusion- : From the present study we found that there was a significant improvement in the Experimental group than the Control group.
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