Aim: To estimate the
effectiveness of lower limb exercise regime in subjects with knee
osteoarthritis in terms of Kinesiophobia.
Methodology: This was a case series,
conducted in the Physiotherapy Department Health Centre University of the
Punjab Lahore after ethical approval from June 2018 to February 2019 on 44
patients with knee Osteoarthritis. Non-probability purposive sampling technique
was used to enroll the participants according to predefined inclusion and
exclusion criteria. Lower limb exercise regime was applied for eight
weeks, thrice a week. TAMPA scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK), KOOS and 6 min
walk test (6MWT) were used to measure the outcomes. Paired sample T test was
applied to find the difference before and after LLEP. Statistical significance
was set at P= 0.05
Results: Mean age of the
participants was 52±6.54 years ranging from 41-65 years. The mean
difference in pre and post treatment KOOS Score was 15.13±12.38
(P=.000), 14.34±7.97 (P=.000) for TAMPA Score and 196.00±94.01
(P=.000) for 6 Mint walk distance.
Conclusion: Lower limb exercise program
is found effective in the management of knee osteoarthritis. Subjects
undergoing in 8 weeks lower limb exercise program showed improvement in KOOS
Score, reduction in TAMPA Score, and improvement in 6 mint walk distance.
Keywords: Knee Osteoarthritis,
Kinesiophobia, TAMPA, knee osteoarthritis outcome score (KOOS), Lower limb