Open Access and Peer-reviewed
Home Journal Issues Guide for Authors Editorial Board Aims & Scope About Journal News & Announcements


Original Research 
RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 465-468


Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients

Sidra Firdous Iqbal, Arooj Fatima.

Abstract
Objective: To determine frequency of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty during ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted on 167 female patients presenting with knee OA in different hospitals of Lahore. We used a standard knee osteoarthritis-linked health assessment survey, WOMAC Osteoarthritis Index. Muscular strength of hip abductors was investigated using manual muscle testing grading system. Data were analyzed using SPSS 21.
Results: Mean age of patients was 58.33+8.836 year (range 45-82). We found 91(54.5%) patients had left knee, 63(37.7%) right knee and 13(7.8%) had bilateral knee OA. Positive association was seen between knee OA with difficulty while climbing stairways (p=0.018) and also with strength of hip abductors (p=0.001). However, no significant association existed between OA of knee and difficulty while moving down stairs (p=0.073).
Conclusion: The knee OA was frequent among female patients. There was positive association between knee OA and difficulty while ascending staircase but no significant relation exist between OA of knee and trouble during going down steps. An association between knee OA and strength of hip abductor muscles was found, which showed that in knee OA, hip abductors i.e., gluteus medius were more prone to weakness as compared to others hip muscles in this study.

Key words: Knee osteoarthritis, pain intensity, muscle strength.


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Sidra Firdous Iqbal
Articles by Arooj Fatima
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Iqbal SF, Fatima A. Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 465-468.


Web Style

Iqbal SF, Fatima A. Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=85743 [Access: June 12, 2021].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Iqbal SF, Fatima A. Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 465-468.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Iqbal SF, Fatima A. Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients. RMJ. (2021), [cited June 12, 2021]; 46(2): 465-468.



Harvard Style

Iqbal, S. F. & Fatima, . A. (2021) Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients. RMJ, 46 (2), 465-468.



Turabian Style

Iqbal, Sidra Firdous, and Arooj Fatima. 2021. Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 465-468.



Chicago Style

Iqbal, Sidra Firdous, and Arooj Fatima. "Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 465-468.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Iqbal, Sidra Firdous, and Arooj Fatima. "Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients." Rawal Medical Journal 46.2 (2021), 465-468. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Iqbal, S. F. & Fatima, . A. (2021) Frequency of knee osteoarthritis and its association with hip abductor muscle strength and difficulty while ascending and descending stairs among osteoarthritis patients. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 465-468.








AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed
&
Abstracted


Indexed in WHO Index Medicus IMEMR, Emromedex, Pakmedinet, ExtraMED,  Scopus and Web of Science

                     Approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan 


ABOUT JOURNAL
POLICIES
STATEMENTS

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

The articles in Rawal Medical Journal are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.