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J Exerc Rehabil. 2018 Dec 27;14(6):1059-1066. doi: 10.12965/jer.1836392.196. eCollection 2018 Dec.

Effects of the applied ancient boxing exercise on leg strength and quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis.

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1
School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
2
Research Center in Back, Neck, Other Joint Pain and Human Performance (BNOJPH), Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
3
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
4
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the effect of ancient boxing exercise on the strength of leg muscles and quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis. The subjects were divided into 2 groups, control group (CG) and experimental group (EG). The average aged of control and experimental group were 60.3±6.8 and 59.0±7.8 years, respectively. All volunteers were interviewed for basic information, evaluation of the criteria of research and sign consent to participate in the research. The outcome measurement consisted of five time sit to stand test, 6-min walk test, flexibility by sit and reach test, Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up and Go Test, knee injury and osteoarthritis outcomes score (KOOS) and quality of life of World Health Organization Thai brief version (WHOQOL-BERF-THAI). Prior and posttest measurements were performed at 0, 4, 8, and 12 weeks, and those who received ancient boxing exercise were given 60 min 3 times per week for 12 weeks. The results of the study showed that postexercise leg muscle strength, physical performances, quality of life and KOOS increased significantly after exercise. In conclusion, the ancient boxing exercise could increase the strength of leg muscles physical performances, quality of life in people with knee osteoarthritis. This exercise can be used as a long lasting exercise in the future.

KEYWORDS:

6-Min walk test; Exercise therapy; Osteoarthritis

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

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