HLT1RAE, The Most Common Cause of Chronic Disability Among Elderly People

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HLT1RAE Research & Evidence in Practice
Template (Enquiry 1): 2017
Student Name:
Student ID:
Facilitator Name: Clare kinden
Workshop Number: week 5
Chosen scenario (insert here verbatim from the Enquiry guide): Scenario 3
Your father is experiencing knee pain, due to osteoarthritis
Developing your Research Question
Population/Patient/Problem– Adults
Degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis is the most common destructive joint disease
in human beings and also the most common cause of chronic disability among elderly
people in developed countries. The biggest risk factor for developing osteoarthritis is age.
Severe and frequent use of knee joints , trauma , and obesity are other important risk
factors in progressing knee osteoarthritis
The next step is to identify the various sources that will provide data for the research.
Such sources will include previous researches, journals, books and medical websites.
Moreover, data will be collected from medical practitioners who will help provide additional
information as well as the practical aspect in dealing with the disease.
Comparative Intervention/Issue (if applicable, describe a comparative or alternative
The study will assume randomized clinical trials, focused on patients who are aged
between 45 to 70 years. These patients will require diagnosing for osteoarthritis and
osteoporosis as well as physical examination radiographs and bone mineral densitometry
(BMD). To suit the objective of the study, the inclusion criteria is as follows, lack of history
on diseases affecting cartilage and bone such as gout, bone records of diabetes, vascular
disease, ligamentous injury and trauma.
Outcome – Reduce the knee pain
Pain levels
The pain level reduction for both groups was almost the same with no significant
difference. However, during the sixth and twelfth week there were different levels of
stiffness among the groups. The stiffness was more profound in group two that was
treated with glucosamine alone compared to group one which had low stiffness and
treated with glucosamine and alendronate.
Research Question in Full- How to reduce the knee pain in adults who are suffering
from osteoarthritis.
Patients that will be excluded if they use drugs while the study period is on going, lack of
follow up from the patients side, have a metabolic disease attacking the cartilage and
bone, presence of vascular disease as well as record of trauma and patients who are
1 Partly adapted from assessments used in the subjectSPHY104: Evidence Based Practice in
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, 2013

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