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A Pre-Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Home Based Exercises in Knee Pain and Functional Performance among Elderly of Mothrowala District, Dehradun

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)

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Page : 1131-1133

Keywords : Effectiveness; Home based exercises; Osteoarthritis; Knee pain; Elderly;

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Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the second most common rheumatologic problem and is most frequent joint disease with prevalence of 22% to 39% in India.This is the most common cause of locomotor disability in the elderly. Objectives: To assess effectiveness of home based exercises in knee pain and functional performance among elderly, aged 60-90 years. Methodology: A pre-experimental study was conducted in Mothrowala district, Dehradun (U.K) sample of 30 elderly were selected using convenient sampling technique. The period of data collection was extended from 17-05-2017 to 16-06-2017. The pretest was conducted on the elderly and exercises were taught to the elderly on the same day. On the twenty eighth day post test was conducted. Result: There is significant difference between the pre and post-test scores of Numeric Pain Rating scale was demonstrated by using "t" test value 8.68 and pre and post-test scores of Modified WOMAC index demonstrated by using "t" test value 19.76. This indicates that home based exercises are effective in decreasing pain and improving functional performance.

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