Mediating role of body mass index in knee osteoarthritis

Alahmari, Khalid A. and Silvian, Paul S. and Reddy, Ravi S. and Ahmad, Irshad and Kakaraparthi, Venkata N. and Alam, Mohammad M. (2017) Mediating role of body mass index in knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 12 (2). pp. 150-156. ISSN 16583612

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elucidate the mediating role of BMI in influencing the relationship between age, knee circumference and pain in knee osteoarthritis, as measured with the help of the knee outcome survey (KOS) questionnaire. Methods: The design used in this study was causal comparative. The study consisted of 66 patients with symptomatic KOA and 60 matched asymptomatic individuals. Result: BMI was significantly and positively correlated with both pain and knee girth for the symptomatic KOA group. This finding signifies a relationship between KOA and other indicators, such as age and knee circumference. Conclusions: The results of the study would indicate an important milestone in clinical rehabilitation, especially for physical therapists, enabling them to plan, modify, and design interventions to improve the health status of KOA patients. Keywords: Body mass index (BMI); Clinical rehabilitation; Knee circumference; Knee osteoarthritis (KOA); Range of motion (ROM)

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Rehabilitation science
Divisions | الكلية: College of Applied Medical Sciences > Rehabilitation science
Depositing User: IRSHAD HAMEED
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2017 11:22
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 11:22

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