Assessment of Quality of Life in Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis

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Amna Amjad
Aneesa Jamil
Rabiya Noor
Fahad Raza


Background: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent degenerative musculoskeletal disorder that significantly impairs the quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals, primarily impacting their physical capabilities and emotional well-being. Understanding the factors contributing to the quality of life in knee OA patients is crucial for developing effective management strategies.

Objective: This study aims to ascertain the quality of life in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis, emphasizing the role of demographic factors, physical limitations, and educational levels in influencing patient outcomes.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 100 patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, recruited from the Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PSRD) over a four-month period. Participants were selected using a convenient sampling technique, with inclusion criteria set for individuals aged between 40 and 70 years who had a medical diagnosis of knee OA and were willing to sign the consent form. Data were collected through the AIMS-2 SF questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS version 25.0, focusing on demographic details, physical abilities and limitations, and overall quality of life scores.

Results: The study population comprised 84% females and 16% males, with a significant portion having an intermediate level of education (35%). The quality of life scores indicated a poor to fair level of QoL among participants, with mean scores slightly below the borderline for being considered 'fair.' Physical limitations were significant, with 44% of participants experiencing difficulty in performing heavy physical activities daily and 36% facing challenges in walking or climbing stairs. Educational level emerged as a crucial factor, with lower educational attainment associated with poorer functional performance and quality of life.

Conclusion: The findings highlight a predominantly poor to fair quality of life among knee OA patients, influenced significantly by gender, physical limitations, and educational levels. The study underscores the need for targeted interventions focusing on awareness, lifestyle modifications, and patient education to improve the quality of life in this population.

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Amjad, A., Jamil, A., Noor, R., & Raza, F. (2024). Assessment of Quality of Life in Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(1), 682–687.
Author Biographies

Amna Amjad, Health City Hospital Pakistan.

Clinical Physiotherapist.

Aneesa Jamil, KKT Orthopedic Spine Center Pakistan.

Clinical Physiotherapist.

Rabiya Noor, Riphah International University Pakistan.

Associate Professor/ HOD Physical Therapy.

Fahad Raza, Rehab Care Pakistan.

Chief Executive Officer.


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