Vol. 1 No. 3 (2018): International Journal of Aging Research
Research Articles

To correlate levels of knee osteoarthrosis with alteration of balance and quality of life in the elderly

Gomes, V. M. S. A. ¹, Silva, G. Â. B. ², Uchôa, E. P. B. L ³
1,2Estudante do Curso de Fisioterapia – UNICAP; 3Docente/pesquisador do Depto de Fisioterapia – UNICAP.
Keywords
  • Balance; elderly; Osteoarthrosis; Quality of life
How to Cite
Gomes, V. M. S. A. ¹, Silva, G. Â. B. ², Uchôa, E. P. B. L ³. (2018). To correlate levels of knee osteoarthrosis with alteration of balance and quality of life in the elderly. International Journal of Aging Research, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.28933/ijoar-2018-05-0808

Abstract

Introduction: In aging there are several physiological and biochemical changes, being recurrent pathologies, such as osteoarthrosis (OA). Objective: This study aimed to correlate levels of knee osteoarthrosis with alteration of balance and quality of life in the elderly. Methodology: It is a study observational, cross-sectional descriptive study performed at a Clinical School. The socio-demographic questionnaire, Visual Analogue Scale (EVA), Berg Balance Scale, Tinetti Test, Time Up Go Test (TUGT), Scale Somewhat functional of Lequesne, SF-36 and WHOQOL-Bref. The data were analyzed Statistically, using software R version 3.2.4, with values of significance (p <0.05). Results: The sample consisted of 19 elderly individuals, 88.88% female, with a mean age of 66.78 years. In VAS, the mean score was 5.11; already in Tinetti was 19. The mean in the BERG scale was 40.95 and the time during the TUG Test was 22.56s. In Lequesne we obtained as a result 12.53. The lowest score of SF-36 was in the Pain domain (46,17); already in WHOQOL-Bref, was Environment (12,53). Conclusion: It is concluded that the found findings give indications that OA knee is a condition that interferes with the quality of life, as well as in the compromising the balance.