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Leyla ADIGÜZEL, Dilek KILIÇ
AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FUNCTIONAL STATUS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS AND THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE
 
Aim: This study was carried out to investigate the relationship between the functional status of the individuals with knee osteoarthritis and their quality of life in the province of Erzurum. Materials and Methods: The population of the study consisted of the individuals with knee osteoarthritis diagnosed over the age of 50 who applied to the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Policlinic at Health Research and Development Center at Erzurum Atatürk University between August and November 2015. The study was carried out with 129 individuals with knee osteoarthritis without sample selection. In accordance with the literature, a questionnaire was developed in order to determine the socio-demographic and disease-related characteristics of the participants and The Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) scale were used. The data were analyzed in SPSS 22.00 statistical package program using frequency, percentage, t test, Mann Whitney U test, Kruskal Wallis H test, Dunnet T3 Post Hoc test. Results: KOOS Function and Daily Life scores that show functional status of the participants were found as 46.61 and 16.17 respectively. In addition, Function and Sports/Leisure Activities subscale scores were determined as 29.49 and 23.73. The average scores of Quality of Life subscale were found as 34.15 and 18.11. A positive significant relationship was determined between functional status and quality of life in the individuals. Conclusion: The presence of pain in individuals affects quality of life negatively. As the functional status improves in individuals increases the quality of life increases too.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Knee Osteoarthritis, Functional Status, Quality of Life



 


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