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Does Prolonged sitting work among middle aged women impair Knee joint position sense? A comparative study

*, Saranya Subramanian and *, Amitesh Narayan (2012) Does Prolonged sitting work among middle aged women impair Knee joint position sense? A comparative study. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 4 (5). pp. 81-88.

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Abstract

Objectives: Work, when performed in prolonged sitting position can have an impact on knee joint position sense (JPS) due to altered weight transmission and may contribute to early degeneration of knee joint. However no literature is available that compares the knee JPS between the women involved in prolonged sitting type of job to non-working women. Hence this study compares theknee JPS between working and non-working women to find the impact of prolonged sitting. Materials and Methods: Knee JPS was measured in both knee joints by active repositioning method with a standardized goniometer in terms ofabsolute and relative error on 80 subjects (40 in each group). Subjects were selected through random convenient sampling. Result: There were no significant differences in-terms of both absolute and relative error between the groups (P< 0.05) in both the knees. Conclusion: This is the first study (to the best of our knowledge)`which has analysed the position sense error between the working and nonworking women group. It was found that prolonged sitting has no influence on knee JPS and this could be a least contributing factor for the development of the knee joint degeneration in any women at 40-50 years of age.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knee joint position sense, middle aged women, degeneration, prolonged sitting. Running title: Does prolonged sitting impair knee JPS?
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 10:52
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 10:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3521

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