Sneha Laxmanbhai Chauhan
Context: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal complaints worldwide. Age-related impairments in balance and postural stability are well documented. Ageing is associated with a decline in the integrity of the physiological systems that contribute to the control of balance. Improve postural alignment may also have a positive impact on balance reactions, thus decreasing the risk of hip fracture from falling.
Aim: The aim of the study was to find out reliability of carpenter’s tri square measure for assessment of postural impairments in geriatric individuals with symptomatic osteoarthritis of knee.
Study settings and design: An observation study was carried out in hospitals and societies.
Method and material: For measure Intra and Inter rater reliability of carpenter’s tri square (CT) for 24 geriatric individuals with symptomatic osteoarthritis of knee should be taken. All measurements were taken for 3 times by both rater and the mean values of 3 tests were calculated. The CTM tool was used twice by same rater (Rater A 1 and Rater A 2) at different time (after 24 hours of duration) and at first day used for once by rater B.
Statistical analysis: Data was analysed by using SPSS Version 20. Intra and Inter rater reliability of CT were assessed by Pearson's correlation coefficient.
Results: Pearson's correlation coefficient value for Inter and Intra rater reliability is show good to moderately positive correlation of carpenter’s tri square measures.
Conclusion: Carpenter’s tri square measure appears to be reliable tool for assessment of postural impairments in geriatric individuals with symptomatic osteoarthritis of knee. carpenter’s tri square tool for measuring postural impairments in less time, easy to access with periodically at clinic with more precisely.