Dynamic standing balance in individuals with osteoarthritis knee-a comparison with matched controls
Non-experimental design Case- control (cross-sectional), Agreement between two clinical measures
Thirty-four patients with Osteoarthritis Knee and Thirty-four age, gender, BMI matched Controls participated in the study
Dynamic Standing balance is assessed through Step Test and Functional Reach Test
Paired “T” test & Spearman “P” Coefficient were used to analyze the data
Poor dynamic standing balance is evident in OA group (P<0.0001) than the controls when assessed through step test and functional reach test. Step test and functional reach test agreed with each other in assessing dynamic standing balance.
Dynamic standing balance is impaired in individuals with OA Knee when compared with age, gender and BMI matched controls. There is good agreement between the step test and functional reach test in assessing dynamic standing balance in OA Knee.
Dynamic standing balance, Osteoarthritis Knee (OA knee), step test, functional reach test, Body mass index (BMI).