Effect of Knee Joint Gymnastics on Decreasing Knee Pain in the Elderly

Sukarni, Sukarni and Ai Rokhayati, Ai and Kamsatun, K and Agussalim, Agussalim (2022) Effect of Knee Joint Gymnastics on Decreasing Knee Pain in the Elderly. Effect of Knee Joint Gymnastics on Decreasing Knee Pain in the Elderly, 7 (5). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2573-0347

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Elderly had high risk in Osteoarthritis disease. OA disease in elderly mostly undetected, as knee pain emerged in early symptoms did not inflict severe pain. Knee pain treatment divided in two forms, pharmacologic treatment and non-pharmacologic treatment. Non-pharmacology treatment was believed safe for elderly, as Elderly had many health problems and needed to limit drugs consumption. Knee exercise could be alternative for Elderly in treated knee pain and prevented more severe symptoms. This study aimed to identify the effectiveness of knee exercise in reduces knee pain on elderly. This study used quasi experiment method with pre and post-test approach. The sample was recruited from all elderly with knee pain at Kiaracondong district (n=60). The respondent divided into two groups: experimental group and control group. Data were collected using Numeric Rating Scale for measure knee pain before the treatment and after the treatment. Respondent in experimental group received knee exercise for 10 minutes. Respondent in control group received information flyer about knee pain. This study was conducted in 14 days. Data were analyzed using univariate and bivariate method. The result showed that there was significant effect from knee exercise in reduce knee pain (p value 0.000). Knee exercise would increase proteoglycan secretion and conducted to more healthy joints. Furthermore, exercise could increase muscle strength with the result that could support body weight. Knee exercise treatment could be alternative for elderly in avoid more severe knee pain. Knee exercise could be applied everyday as exercise program for elderly. Keywords: Knee joint gymnastics • Knee joint pain • Elderly

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Teknologi dan Ilmu-ilmu Terapan > 610 - 619 Ilmu Kedokteran dan Ilmu Pengobatan > 616 Penyakit
Divisions: Jurusan Keperawatan Bandung > D III
Depositing User: Ms. Sukarni
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 01:40
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 01:41
URI: http://repo.poltekkesbandung.ac.id/id/eprint/6890

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