data, physical activity and pain intensity in patients with knee
Ojoawo Adesola O, Eniola Ololade O
Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Basic Medical Rehabilitation, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
The purpose of the study was to assess the association between
sociodemographic data, physical activity level and pain intensity in
patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Material and Method. One
hundred patients (84females, 16males) with symptomatic knee
osteoarthritis from selected hospitals in South Western States of
Nigeria participated in the study. A structured questionnaire was
used to assess the demographic data of the patients. Visual analogue
scale and International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) were
also used to assess the pain intensity and physical activity level of
the patients respectively. Data collected was analyzed using
descriptive and inferential statistics.
show that 50% male and 61.9% female had moderate physical activity.
There was significant association between gender and physical activity
(p<0.05) and there was significant association between occupation
and physical activity (p<0.05). In addition, there was significant
association between occupation and pain intensity (p<0.001) but
physical activity has no association with pain intensity.
It could be concluded from the study that gender affects the physical
activity level of the knee osteoarthritis patient and nature of
job is associated with pain intensity but physical activity level does
not affect pain intensity.
occupation, pain intensity, gender, knee osteoarthritisFull
Sociodemographic data, physical activity and pain intensity in patients with knee osteoarthritis