A Cross-sectional Study of the Relationship between Age, Body Mass, Pain, and Walking Limitations in Women with Knee Osteoarthritis

Many people suffer from knee osteoarthritis (OA), which causes severe physical disability. Although some research suggests that women with this disease suffer more than men, few studies have attempted to explain the severity and impact of this disease in women with moderate knee osteoarthritis, as well as the relationships that occur between their perceived health status and well-known physical, mental, and perceptual factors associated with this disease. The aim of this exploratory study was to learn more about the factors that affect how people perceive the disease. as well as to illustrate how pain and function affect the condition in women with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. A examination of the history of 20 women with the disease who had undergone multiple tests using standardised protocols and licenced instruments was conducted. Using the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale, the primary outcome measure was the disease’s perceived impact. Secondary outcome metrics included six-minute walking time, quickest walking velocity, self-reported discomfort, pain and functional self-efficacy, body mass index, and depression. The variables were subjected to t-tests and correlational analyses. The findings revealed that pain, along with deficits in walking capacity (p0.05), is the clinical factor that has the greatest effect on disease experience. Body mass and pain self-efficacy were important mediating variables of ambulatory ability.

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R. Marks
Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

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