Nursing care for the elderly with osteoarthritis in the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic

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Saisamon Chaleoykitti
Nuntikran Krinchet

Abstract

Osteoarthritis is a common condition in the elderly and tends to increase steadily due to the enormous increase in the aging population nowadays. Thailand found more than 6 million patients. Elderly people aged 65 and over found up to 50 percent. Most of the reasons are due to heavy body weight using a lot of knees which may be used longer than usual or in the wrong position. People with severe knee osteoarthritis will have pain or pain in deformed knee joint, stiffness or stuck joint, and unable to walk normally. Performing serveral inconvenient tasks in daily resulted in both physical and mental suffering. Academic articles have objectives as a guideline for knowledge understanding of the condition and progression of the disease. Self-care for the elderly to slow the progression of this condition and guidelines when the condition of this disease occurs in the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Chaleoykitti S, Krinchet N. Nursing care for the elderly with osteoarthritis in the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic. JNPCPRU [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 5 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];1(1):1-7. Available from: https://he03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JNPCPRU/article/view/947
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Author Biographies

Saisamon Chaleoykitti, The Royal Thai Army Nursing College

 

 

Nuntikran Krinchet, The Royal Thai Army Nursing College

 

 

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