Objectives To estimate knee and chronic knee pain prevalence in the adult population of one region of Nepal and compare rates across plain, hilly and mountainous landscapes. Methods A cross-sectional multistage cluster survey was undertaken in seven sites across the Western Development Region of Nepal. Regional and zonal weighted 12-month prevalence rates of knee and chronic knee pain were estimated. Logistic regression was used to investigate if ecological landscape was an independent risk factor for knee pain and/or chronic knee pain. Results The weighted 12-month prevalence of knee pain was 21.5% (95% CI 18.3% to 23.9%) in the 694 recruited participants, about half had chronic knee pain (10.9%, 95% CI 7.3% to 12.4%). Conclusions Living in a mountainous landscape was an independent risk factor for both knee and chronic knee pain.
|Journal||PRM+ journal of quantitative research in rehabilitation medicine|
|Early online date||14 Jan 2019|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 14 Jan 2019|
- knee pain
- chronic knee pain