Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
The aim of the present study is to describe the effects of the self-care education program for middle-aged and elderly women at-home with knee pain. We developed a program to promote self care to patients with knee pain in print media. Participants included 86 middle-aged and elderly women who were diagnosed with knee pain and knee joint contracture at the health examination. Data were collected before and three months following completion of the intervention. As a result, knee pain and JKOM improved after three months of the intervention. And a significant relationship was observed in the presence or absence of an intervention on change in CSQ before the intervention and three months after the intervention. These results suggest that the self-care education program in print media improved knee joint function and knee pain in middle-aged and elderly women with knee pain.
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