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Author Shakoor, Najia
Title Pain, muscle strength, and proprioception in knee osteoarthritis: Results of a home exercise study
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Descript 24 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-04, page: 1262
Director: Joel A. Block
Thesis (M.S.)--Rush University, 2005
Introduction. The aims of this investigation were to evaluate the effects of an 8-week home exercise program on pain, muscle strength, and proprioception in subjects with knee OA and to examine relationships between these factors
Methods. 38 subjects with symptomatic knee OA were taught quadriceps strengthening exercises. Pain, muscle strength and proprioceptive function were measured at baseline and after 8 weeks of home exercise
Results. Significant improvements in pain and muscle strength were noted post-intervention. There were significant negative correlations between baseline pain and both baseline muscle strength and proprioceptive acuity. There were also significant associations between improvements in pain and improvements in muscle strength and proprioception
Conclusions. Home exercise therapy can significantly improve pain and strength in knee OA. The negative association between pain and proprioception observed in this study has not previously been reported. Future studies should consider the confounding influence of pain on neuromuscular factors
School code: 0821
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 43-04
Subject Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Alt Author Rush University
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