Health profile of osteoarthritis Malay patients in rehabilitation health organization, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu

Sakinah, Harith and Noor Aini, Mohd Yusoff and Nur Aimi Asyrani, Zamri (2017) Health profile of osteoarthritis Malay patients in rehabilitation health organization, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 10 (12). pp. 31-32. ISSN 0974-3618

[img] Text
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (630kB)


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalence of the chronic rheumatic disease which estimated to be the fourth cause of pain and disability in most countries worldwide. According to World Health Organization (WHO) worldwide estimates there are 9.6% of men and 18.0% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic osteoarthritis. Approximately 80% of people with osteoarthritis will have limitations in movement and 25% cannot perform their major daily activities of life. Literature search showed that studies on health profile is lacking in Malaysia on OA patients. A retrospective study of osteoarthritis Malay patients was carried out in October 2013 to May 2017. Data collection of gender, age, occupation, type of osteoarthritis and underlying disease were taken from patient's medical folder. The data were analyzed by using IBM SPSS version 21.One hundred and nineteen subjects participated in this study. OA patients more frequently observed in female (74.8%) with median age 64 ± 9.89 years, aged 21 to 83 years. Most subjects were in the 60 to 69 years age category with 37.8%, followed by 50 to 59 years with 31.1%. The subjects (48.7%) were housewife. Common type of OA were bilateral knee OA (62.2%), right knee OA (14.3%) and left knee OA (14.3%). The underlying diseases were no known medical illness (37.0%), hypertension (25.2%), hypertension and diabetes mellitus (16.0%) and others.The findings in this study showed that further study is needed to assess and link OA with associated factors such as anthropometry, diet, exercise, education and cognitive.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Osteoarthritis, health profile, Malay, Terengganu
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2022 03:18
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 03:18

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item