Gayathri R

Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University Tamilnadu, Chennai, India


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    Awareness on Dietary Habits in Osteoarthritis Among Post-Menopausal Women-A Survey
    Author(s): Joshini Shanmugam, Vishnu Priya V* and Gayathri R

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disabling disease in the elderly especially in post-menopausal women, but very few studies have examined nutritional parameters of osteoarthritis patients. Knowledge on the dietary habits of osteoarthritis will help in reducing its effects and result in better prognosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the level of awareness on the dietary habits in osteoarthritis among post-menopausal women. A self-administered questionnaire was designed and consisted of questions regarding the awareness of various dietary habits related to OA. The study population included 100 post-menopausal women in Chennai. The data were collected and statistically analyzed using SPSS software. The results show that the level of awareness on dietary habits in osteoarthritis among post-menopausal women was less. Majority of the participants (87%) were not aware that osteoarthr.. Read More»

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