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TOTAL BODY WATER AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH DIAGNOSED OSTEOARTHRITIS

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
This study examines a possible relationship between Total Body Water (TBW) levels, osteoarthritic pain and functional performance in a sample of untrained adults. Participants will complete a Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) questionnaire, TBW will be measured using Single-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance (SF-BIA) and strength, balance and physical function will be measured by the completion of seven standardized functional tests. Participants in this study will include adult men and women, age 35 years and older, who have been previously diagnosed with Osteoarthritis (OA) in the hip or knee, or currently score 35 or higher on the WOMAC. This study aims to determine if TBW values, specifically its intracellular compartment (ICW), will have a relationship to WOMAC scores and if TBW and ICW will have a positive correlation to participants' overall performance on balance, strength, and physical function tests. It is hypothesized that the data will show a negative correlation between ICW and WOMAC scores and a positive correlation between ICW and performance on balance, strength and physical function tests. Little research exists on the relationship between TBW and functional performance in older adults; particularly those whose TBW may be affected by inflammatory conditions such as OA. A goal of this study is to contribute to existing research on the relationship between performance and TBW, while providing insight and data on this relationship in an untrained population.
Title: TOTAL BODY WATER AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH DIAGNOSED OSTEOARTHRITIS.
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Name(s): Hanson, Sara, Author
Valdes, Anna, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines a possible relationship between Total Body Water (TBW) levels, osteoarthritic pain and functional performance in a sample of untrained adults. Participants will complete a Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) questionnaire, TBW will be measured using Single-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance (SF-BIA) and strength, balance and physical function will be measured by the completion of seven standardized functional tests. Participants in this study will include adult men and women, age 35 years and older, who have been previously diagnosed with Osteoarthritis (OA) in the hip or knee, or currently score 35 or higher on the WOMAC. This study aims to determine if TBW values, specifically its intracellular compartment (ICW), will have a relationship to WOMAC scores and if TBW and ICW will have a positive correlation to participants' overall performance on balance, strength, and physical function tests. It is hypothesized that the data will show a negative correlation between ICW and WOMAC scores and a positive correlation between ICW and performance on balance, strength and physical function tests. Little research exists on the relationship between TBW and functional performance in older adults; particularly those whose TBW may be affected by inflammatory conditions such as OA. A goal of this study is to contribute to existing research on the relationship between performance and TBW, while providing insight and data on this relationship in an untrained population.
Identifier: CFH0004741 (IID), ucf:45363 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
B.S.
Education, Dept. of Educational and Human Sciences
Bachelors
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Subject(s): total body water
TBW
intracellular water
ICW
osteoarthritis
OA
WOMAC
physical function
bioelectrical impedance
BIA
SF-BIA
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004741
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Host Institution: UCF

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