The Role Of Physical Activity And Arthritic Pain In Old Adults

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Physical Activity and Arthritic Pain in Old Adults
Arthritis affects 20% of adult population in the United States and nearly 23 million people’s daily activities are limited by arthritis (CDC, 2014). Physical activity is associated with a decrease in pain and risk of comorbidities as well as improvements in physiological functioning and quality of life (1–2). However, that is not the case in many old adults with arthritis (3,4). Here, I am mainly focused on how physical activity contributing to the outcome and pain management in patients with arthritic joint pain. To address this question, a patient interview was conducted and a recent relevant study from Arthritis Care & Research was selected to compare how well the
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In comparison to my interviewee, the age, race, and cultural background, are comparable to the population in this study. The interviewee meets the inclusion criteria since he was experiencing knee pain in the last year and he was referred to the physical therapist and had exercise regularly. He had no symptoms and diseases that mentioned in the exclusion criteria. Importantly, his attitudes and belief about the physical activity in managing the knee pain are closely matched with this study. To provide the holistic care and the best evidenced practice for old adults, I have to be very careful and I need to learn much more knowledge and collect, analyze, and integrate patient information with up-to-date research evidence into clinical practice. I will never ignore factors that seems minor in practice. When I conducted my interview, the interviewee talked a lot about his attitude and belief about physical activity, I did not realize that was so important in terms of his pain management, nevertheless, it turns out to be so critical in this …show more content…
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