Gender Differences in Pain Intensity and Functional Performance among Older Adults with Knee Pain living in Suburban of Bangkok, Thailand

Authors

  • Pattaraporn Piwong
  • Tiwaporn Junkhaw
  • Ratana Somrongthong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18299

Keywords:

Gender; Older adults; Knee pain; Functional performance.

Abstract

Purpose of study: To investigate gender-related differences in pain intensity functional performance among older
adults with knee pain who live in the suburban area of Bangkok, Thailand.
Method: This cross-sectional study recruited 220 older adults who suffering from knee pain, aged between
50-65 years(male=79, female =141). A convenience sampling method was used to select the participants in this
study, each participant underwent an actual functional performance test such as TUG, 30CST, and completed
self-report questionnaires consist of demographic characteristics, NPRS, and KOSADLS. An independent samples
t-test was used as appropriate to determine gender differences.
Results: Males and females had a difference in two aspects, females have significantly more pain intensity(NPRS
scores of female:4.88 ±1.20; male: 3.99 ±1.27, p < 0.001), and poorer functional performance also more impairment
on a specific functional task such as KOSADLS scores (female:71.74 ±7.49; male:74.67 ±5.01,p< 0.01), TUG
scores(female:11.66 ±1.11; male:10.81 ±1.06, p< 0.001) and 30CST scores (females:11.23 ±1.40; male:12.50 ±1.44,
p < 0.001).
Conclusion: The differences between genders regarding pain intensity and functional performance which are
assessed by self-report measure and actual functional performance test, these two methods provide valuable
information. The difference evaluation and preventive health care strategies based on gender differences would
be considered in Thai older adults with knee pain to improve their knee function and reduce the pain.

Author Biographies

Pattaraporn Piwong

Ph.D student, College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University,Bangkok,Thailand

Tiwaporn Junkhaw

Lecturer,Phetchabun Provincial Public Health Office, Thailand

Ratana Somrongthong

Associate Professor of Public health,College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok ,Thailand.

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Published

2022-07-04

How to Cite

Pattaraporn Piwong, Tiwaporn Junkhaw, & Ratana Somrongthong. (2022). Gender Differences in Pain Intensity and Functional Performance among Older Adults with Knee Pain living in Suburban of Bangkok, Thailand. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(3), 287–291. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18299