A study to assess the quality of life among the women with osteoarthritis residing urban health centre Saidapet
Tamil Selvi, Kaviya JN, Banu B and Devadharshini
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most habitual type of arthritis in both developing countries. It is a long term, dynamic Musculoskeletal disorder characterized by abrupt loss of cartilage in joints which results in bones rubbing together and make stiffness, impaired movement and pain. osteoarthritis primarily effects the elderly population it is a significant cause of disability in elderly people worldwide. so the present study is done to assess the quality of life among the women with osteoarthritis residing at urban primary health centre (UPHC) Saidapet. A descriptive research design was done in urban area of Saidapet. 50 women with osteoarthritis included in our study. purposive sampling technique method was used in selecting the samples. Modified Knee Injury and osteoarthritis outcome score (KNOOS) checklist were used to collect data on quality of life among the women with osteoarthritis the women aged above 40 years has the percentage of inadequate pain (25%) moderately adequate (10%) and adequate (15%) in conclusion, women aged above 40 years were found to be experiencing moderately adequate osteoarthritis pain and quality of life of women aged above 40 years experiencing a reasonable quality of life.
Tamil Selvi, Kaviya JN, Banu B, Devadharshini. A study to assess the quality of life among the women with osteoarthritis residing urban health centre Saidapet. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2020;2(2):59-61. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2020.v2.i2b.39