Short-term efficacy of paraffin therapy and home-based exercise programs in the treatment of symptomatic hand osteoarthritis


Aksoy M. K. , ALTAN İNCEOĞLU L.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.64, no.2, pp.108-113, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tftrd.2018.1535
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-113
  • Keywords: Hand osteoarthritis, home-based exercise, paraffin therapy, PINCH STRENGTH, BATH TREATMENT, PAIN, MANAGEMENT, HYDROTHERAPY, RELIABILITY, PREVALENCE, DISABILITY, VALIDITY, WOMEN

Abstract

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effects of a home-based exercise program in combination with paraffin therapy on pain, functional status, grip strength, and quality of life (QoL) and to compare the outcomes of these two treatment modalities.