Effects of the Degree and Condition of Knee Pain on the Activities of Daily Living in Elderly Females
杉浦, 宏季 ,
Sugiura, Hiroki ,
出村, 慎一Demura, Shinichi
263 , 2015-08-06
This study aimed to examine the differences in the activities of daily living (ADL) among the female elderly without knee pain (G1), with mild knee pain (G2), and with severe knee pain (G3). Our results demonstrated that ascending and descending stairs was inferior in the following order: G3 group > G2 group > G1 group. The G2 and G3 groups were inferior in sitting up to the G1 group. The G3 group was inferior in dressing while standing to the G1 and G2 groups. The G3 group was inferior in running, jumping across a ditch, standing within a bus or train, rolling up and putting away bedding, and rising from kneeling to the G1 group. In conclusion, female elderly with severe knee pain are inferior in ADLs that required movement of the knee joint such as locomotion, posture-change, and stability. In addition, it was judged that the female elderly with mild knee pain are inferior in the achievement of “ascending and descending the stairs" and “rising from kneeling."