Dominic Arockia Mary

Department of Nursing, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Selaiyur, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Knee Joint Pain and Daily Living Activities among Elderly People with Different Knee Osteoarthritis in Selected Rural Area in Chennai
    Author(s): Dominic Arockia Mary* and AR Bharathi

    Background: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a chronic, degenerative knee joint disorder associated with inflammation, pain, stiffness, and reduced functional abilities, thereby impacting the patient’s quality of daily living activities in their life. The prevalence of Knee osteoarthritis is growing rapidly in India and around the globe, even in younger populations. OA pain, swelling and stiffness can make it difficult for individuals to perform simple activities of daily living (ADL). In old age, physical functions such as leg strength, balance and mobility of the leg joints decreases markedly with age. Prevention of a reduction in these physical functions is important to allow the elderly to continue a healthy and independent daily life. The ADL survey was used to assess the physical ability which are necessary for the elderly to live independent daily life. Our study examines the.. Read More»

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