Objective: To determine the risk of the locomotive syndrome with knee osteoarthritis grades and different factors.
Methodology: This pilot study was conducted in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi from March to June 2018 and included 30 patients through Non-probability sampling technique. Inclusion criteria were both gender of age 45-65 years having grade II, III knee osteoarthritis and knee pain on most days of the past month with average pain severity of >4 on an 11 point numerical rating scale. Risk of the locomotive syndrome in these patients was assessed through 25- Risk Questionnaire, Two-Step Test and Stand up Test. Data were analyzed on SPSS version 21.
Results: Mean age was 49.5±3.44 years. Odds ratios showed that locomotive risk increased with Grade III osteoarthritis as compared to Grade II with odds ratios test of 25 Risk questionnaires 5.6, two-step test 9.3 and Stand up test 8.3. P-value for gender and socioeconomic status was less than 0.05.
Conclusion: Risk of Locomotive Syndrome is high with grade III knee osteoarthritis as compare to grade II.
Knee osteoarthritis, locomotive syndrome, stand-up test.
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