Background to evaluate the quality of life in women suffering from knee osteoarthritis, Consecutive outpatients consulting for primary knee OA were included in this cross sectional study. This study suggests a high impact of knee OA on all aspects of quality of live in women.
Objectives We aimed to investigate the impact of knee osteoarthritis (OA) on the quality of life (QoL) in moroccan women patients with non-end-stage knee osteoarthritis. We suggest also to search possible factors associated with to health related QoL.
Methods Patients consulting for primary knee OA were included. Most patients had an interviewer-administrated questionnaire. Functional status was assessed by womac and lequesne and QoL with the Moroccan version of OAKHQOL. Relationship between patients and disease features and the different domains of the OAKHQOL was evaluated by using Spearmann Correlation. The significant factors of related to the OAKHQOL were analyzed by a forward stepwise multiple regression model.
Multiple linear regression models have shown that only WOMAC (-5.4 [-1.2-0.5]; p<0.001) and lequesne (3,1 [-1,2-4,9]; p<0.02) were significant independent factors related to QoL.
Conclusions This study suggests a high impact of knee OA on all aspects of quality of live in women especially: physical activities, social support and social functioning. These disturbances re associated to poor functional status. Domains affected should be taken into account order to improve QoL in women with OA. These results should be confirmed by larger studies.
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