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


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.


international journal of aging research

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.


Keywords:   Balance; elderly; Osteoarthrosis; Quality of life


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Gomes, V. M. S. A., Silva, G. Â. B., Uchôa, E. P. B. L.To correlate levels of knee osteoarthrosis with alteration of balance and quality of life in the elderly. International Journal of Aging Research, 2018, 1:11. DOI:10.28933/ijoar-2018-05-0808