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Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy—An International Journal
Year : 2011, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 66) Last page : ( 69)
Print ISSN : 0973-5666. Online ISSN : 0973-5674.

Dynamic standing balance in individuals with osteoarthritis knee-a comparison with matched controls

HariHaran R., Senior Lecturer

M.M College of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, M.M University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

Abstract

Objectives

Study design

Non-experimental design Case- control (cross-sectional), Agreement between two clinical measures

Participants

Thirty-four patients with Osteoarthritis Knee and Thirty-four age, gender, BMI matched Controls participated in the study

Interventions

Not applicable

Outcome measures

Dynamic Standing balance is assessed through Step Test and Functional Reach Test

Data analysis

Paired “T” test & Spearman “P” Coefficient were used to analyze the data

Results

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.

Conclusion

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.

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Keywords

Dynamic standing balance, Osteoarthritis Knee (OA knee), step test, functional reach test, Body mass index (BMI).

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