Correlation of Physical Activity with Fear of Fall in Patients with Total Knee Replacement - A Research Protocol
Keywords:TKR (Total Knee Replacement), Fear of fall, Physical activity, PASE Scale, FES, Elderly population
Background: An elderly patient who has undergone total knee replacement may have fear of fall. Fear of
fall after TKR and its impact on physical activity is sparsely researched. This study was aimed to find a
correlation of physical activity with fear of fall in patients with Total Knee Replacement. Physical activity is
assessed using the Physical activity scale for the elderly (PASE) Scale. The PASE Scale is understandable,
reliable, and is a valid tool to assess physical activity in the elderly. Fall efficacy scale (FES) is a valid tool
to assess fear of fall. Objectives: The objective of the current study is to assess physical activity and fear
of fall and to find Correlation of physical activity with fear of fall in patients with TKR. Methods: This
study will be carried out in Physiotherapy OPD, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College and AVBRH Hospital
Sawangi Meghe, Wardha .100 Patients undergone TKR will be examined. Physical activity and fear of fall
will be assessed using the PASE scale and Fall Efficacy Scale respectively. Results: Upon completion of
the Study result will be estimated by statistical analysis. Conclusion: After going through various studies,
maximum studies indicated that there is a decrease in physical activity in patients with TKR but very few
studies indicated fear of fall in the patients. Therefore, the current study is being carried out which could
help to reach the conclusion to find whether there is any correlation between physical activity and fear of
fall in patients undergone TKR. Because rehabilitation after TKR is mainly concentrated on improving the
physical function however if the patient has fear of fall this may interfere with the patient returning to his or
her physical activity
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