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JCDR. 2021; 12(3): 2464-2470


ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE OF OSTEOARTHRITIS AMONG ELDERLY PATIENTS

Mostafa Shaban 1,*, SohierBadr Eldin 2, Heba Magdy Sharaa 3.


Abstract

Aim: To assess the knowledge and of elderly patients regarding Osteoarthritis (OA).Sample and setting: Consecutive sample of 55elderly patients attending the rheumatology and rehabilitation outpatient clinic of Al-Qasr Al-Aini Hospital were included in the studyTools:two tools were used, first a structured sociodemographic tool, Second, a customized version of the Osteoarthritis Knowledge Questionnaire (PKQ-OA) was employed..Statistics:Pearson's correlation coefficient was used to examine relationships between the PKQ-OA mean score and personal data. Analysis of variance was used to determine the differences between demographic, clinical, and socioeconomic variables (ANOVA).Results: A total of 55 OA elderly were included and fitted to the study. The mean PKQ -OA score was 15.48 ± 4.05,a maximumof 30. Average ratings were found in all domains, however the combined protection/energy conservation domain had the lowest.. PKQ-OA showed a negative correlation with age (r =-0.63) and a positive correlation with the level of education(r = 0.05). The PKQ-OA showed no correlation with gender, but PKQ-OA increases in married elderly and diploma elderly. Conclusion: The elderly with OA had average disease-related knowledge level.Recommendation: Based on thecurrent study's findings, it was recommended to conduct training programs for elderly patients with OA to improve their knowledge of the disease, resulting in better disease control.

Key words: Elderly patients,Knowledge, Osteoarthritis






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