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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part F

Effects of Eight (8) weeks Manual Strengthening Execrise in the management and treatment of Patients with Knee Osteoathritis in Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital (MMSH) Kano, Nigeria


Author(s): Fiza Gidaddo, Abdulsalam Abdullah and Sadiq Ismaila

Abstract: The study investigated the effects of 8 weeks manual strengthening exercise in the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) in Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital (MMSH) Kano. A total number of (30) female knee osteoarthritis patients were selected for the study using criteria adopted form National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease and were randomly assigned to two groups i.e Experimental and Control. Patients in both groups received conventional infrared radiation for 15minutes, 3 time a week on alternate days for 8 weeks, however patients in the experimental group had in addition, manual strengthening exercise, 3 alternate days a week for eight (8) weeks Assessment of pain, stiffness, and functional ability were taken using western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC). Range of motion (ROM) was measured using universal goniometer. Measurement were taken prior to the treatment and at the end of the eight (8) week treatment. Data collected was analyzed using ANCOVA. Significant differences were found to exist between the two groups in pain, stiffness, functional ability and range of motion (ROM) it was therefore recommended among others that manual strengthening exercise should be included in the prescriptions to patients with knee osteoarthritis to alleviate the pain and stiffness and assist in improving the functional ability and increased range of motion.

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How to cite this article:
Fiza Gidaddo, Abdulsalam Abdullah, Sadiq Ismaila. Effects of Eight (8) weeks Manual Strengthening Execrise in the management and treatment of Patients with Knee Osteoathritis in Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital (MMSH) Kano, Nigeria. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(2):305-308.
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