ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF SYSADOA IN QUALITY OF LIFE OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS
Bhardwaja Nikitha Singh* and Chakali Venkatesh
Objectives: To study the risk factors involved and to evaluate the efficacy of combination of SYSADOA (symptomatic slow acting drugs for osteoarthritis) and analgesics with analgesics alone in improving quality of life (QoL) in knee Osteoarthritis (OA) patients. Methods: A prospective observational study is conducted for a period of six months in 97 participants. Results: Elderly patients (>50 years) (28%) were found to be at higher risk for developing knee osteoarthritis followed by females (27%). The combination of analgesic plus SYSADOA has proven to be superior to analgesic therapy in improving quality of life after three months of treatment in patients with all four grades of osteoarthritis of the knee. Conclusion: Preventing the modifiable risk factors like joint overuse caused due to occupational hazards and lifestyle functions, obesity, good medication adherence with SYSADOA were found to improve quality of life in osteoarthritis of the knee patients.
Keywords: Osteoarthritis, SYSADOA, Quality of life, WOMAC Scale.
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