Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Management on Balance Performance of Osteoarthritis Patients Linked from Community to Hospital

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Piyawan Plandee

Abstract

Osteoarthritis is a major public health problem in Thailand. The symptoms of the disease result in great suffering and impaired physical performance, especially the balance performance. This one-group time series design study aimed to determine the effectiveness of physical therapy management on balance performance in patients with osteoarthritis linked from community to hospital, using the principles of four doctors. The subjects consisted of patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis; from the assessment of the Oxford Knee Score, 24 cases. Before entering the research process, the subjects were trained and practiced according to the physical therapy management program in order to understand and enhance their research participation skills. The balance performance was assessed before the 0th week, during the 4th week, and after the 8th week, respectively; the differences of data before and after the research were analyzed and compared using One-way ANOVA statistics, repeated measures. The results showed that the patients with osteoarthritis who received a physical therapy management program continuing for 4 and 8 weeks, it has been shown to improve balance performance, which is statistically significant (p-value<0.001). It is concluded that physical therapy management helps restore balance performance in osteoarthritis patients.

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Plandee P. Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Management on Balance Performance of Osteoarthritis Patients Linked from Community to Hospital. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];6(2):1-8. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/HSJT/article/view/262318
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