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Abstract

EFFECT OF ISOMETRIC EXERCISES ON PAIN PERCEPTION, FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY AND ANXIETY OF OLD AGE PEOPLE WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS

Prof. Archana Devi S.*

ABSTRACT

The early recognition and management of osteoarthritis in the elderly in old age homes using the healthcare resources help to return them to a happier and more fulfilling life. This study investigated the effect of Isometric exercises on pain perception, functional mobility and anxiety of old age people with osteoarthritis in selected old age homes at Kollam. The objective of the study are to assess the level and effect of isometric exercise to pain perception, functional mobility and anxiety in old age people with osteoarthritis. The third objective was to find out the association of demographic data with variables. The study was based on Sister Callista Roy’s adaptation Model. The research design of this study is quasi experimental two group pretest-posttest design. The sample consisted of 60 elderly residing in conducted Gandhibhavan Pattanapuram, Kollam and Bishopjerome Abhaayakendram Kollam. Purposive sampling was used. The instruments used in this study were Pain intensity scale, functional mobility, anxiety rating scale and demographic proforma. The participants in the treatment group involved in therapy for 30 minutes each day for 21 consecutive days and those in the control group were monitored. A pre-test was given before administering the therapy and a post-test was performed after 21st day. The findings revealed that after intervention there was significant difference between the mean pain score of experimental group (m = 6.4) and control group (m= 7.0) Functional mobility of the experimental group significantly improved (m =12.3) compared to control group (m =7.4% ) and anxiety level reduced in the experimental group (m =9.6) compared to control group (m =24.8). There was significant association between the level of functional mobility and weight ( p = 0.04) and also between the anxiety and education ( p = 0.030). Isometric exercise is effective for improving the quality of life of osteoarthritis clients.

Keywords: Effect; isometric exercise; pain perception; functional mobility; anxiety; old age; osteoarthritis.


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