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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 463-470

Health – Related quality of life of knee osteoarthritis patients

Department of Medicine, Merjan Medical Teaching City, Babil, Iraq

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Sabreen Jasim Abbas
Department of Medicine, Merjan Medical Teaching City, Babil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_82_22

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Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is by far the most common form of arthritis and is a major cause of pain and disability in older people. Knee OA as a disabling disease affecting all aspects of patients’ life. Health – related quality of life (HRQOL) is increasingly being acknowledged as a valid health indicator in many diseases especially chronic processes. Objective: To assess the impact of Knee OA on HRQOL of Knee OA patients. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study assessed HRQOL of 100 knee OA patients without significant comorbidity, were interviewed at Rheumatology consultant clinic of Baghdad Teaching Hospital by using 14 questions of CDC Health Related Quality of Life Questionnaire between September, 2020 to March 2021. Results: From 100 participants (21% male, 79% female), 96% of them said that knee pain made usual things hard to do with mean of 19 days according to the last 30 days before the interview. 89% of them said that they were limited in any way in any activities because of knee OA. Conclusion: The overall results of this study reflect the negative impact of Knee OA on HRQOL of the patients and, we found that the higher BMI (body mass index), age, disease duration and bilateral involvement, the lower the quality of life.

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