Preliminary therapeutic knee band development for knee osteoarthritis (koa) relief in the elderly: A pilot study

Zidan Gong, Rong Liu, Winnie Yu, Thomas Wong, Yuanqi Guo

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Abstract

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is the most common type of arthritis with a high prevalence especially among the elderly. A new concept of acu-magnetic therapy has been developed and designed into a therapeutic knee band for KOA relief. Therefore, aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of the acu-magnetic knee band for KOA relief in the elderly. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) has been conducted among 30 eligible subjects allocated to either a treatment group with six-week acu-magnetic intervention or a control group without intervention. The clinical effects was evaluated using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis (WOMAC) Index, Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and knee range of motion (ROM). Results presented a superiority established in the treatment group on all measurements when compared with the control group. In conclusion, the acu-magnetic knee band was feasible and effective for KOA relief in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors in Wearable Technologies and Game Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conferences on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and Human Factors in Game Design and Virtual Environments, 2018
EditorsTareq Z. Ahram
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages111-122
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319946184
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAHFE 2018 International Conferences on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and Human Factors in Game Design and Virtual Environments, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201825 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume795
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2018 International Conferences on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and Human Factors in Game Design and Virtual Environments, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period21/07/1825/07/18

Keywords

  • Acu-magnetic knee band
  • Knee osteoarthritis (KOA)
  • The elderly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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