A Quasi - Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness if Isotonic Exercises on Functional Performance among Elderly Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis in Selected Old - Age Home of Delhi NCRJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : Neha Katoch; Lavanya Nandan Sibi Samuel;
Page : 890-892
Keywords : Isotonic exercises; functional performance scale;
Introduction: A study was done to assess the effectiveness if isotonic exercises on functional performance among the elderly patient with knee osteoarthritis selected old age home of Delhi/ NCR. Background: At present survey says that more than 50% of old age people are suffering from joint pain and 25% from cardiovascular diseases and remaining from other health problems, hence exercise is the best method to treat knee osteoarthritis. Objectives: (1) To assess the functional performance among patients with knee osteoarthritis the experimental and control group. (2) To evaluate the effectiveness of isotonic exercise on functional performance with knee osteoarthritis experimental group. (3) To determine the association between functional performance of experimental group with demographic variable. (4) To determine the association between function performance of control group with demographic variable. Method: An evaluative approach with Quasi Experimental Non-Equivalent Pre-Test Post-Test Design with intervention was used for this study. The sample consist of 30 elderly people i.e.., 15 in experimental group and 15 in control group were selected by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. The functional assessment scale was developed to assess the ability of the samples to perform the activities before & after the intervention. The collective data was analyzed by using descriptive and interferential statistics. Results: The result showed that there was a significance difference between pre-test & post-test functional assessment scale score as assessed by the unpaired t-test value at 9.56 at 0.05 level of significance which is higher than the table value at df (28). Hence it is statistically interpreted that isotonic exercised are effective in improving the functional performance of elderly patients of knee osteoarthritis.
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