Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


The holistic approach exposed the link between ill-health and socio-economic conditions. It revealed how diet and lifestyle factors combine, to relieve the disease manifestations like osteoarthritis. Objectives: The objective of the study was to observe a holistic approach in the management of osteoarthritis and to establish significance of association between disease, diet, and lifestyle. Material and methods: The chosen strategy is suitable for preventive, curative, and promoted actions in relation to osteoarthritis. In present study, non-randomized, prospective case series methodology is adopted. The study group comprised of 20 men and women and was categorized by large similarity in the total symptom score, intensity of pain, range of motion, and range of walking, duration of walking, and mental status. Results: The impact of quality of life, pain, and functional abilities were assessed according to the standard criteria and observed that the group two exhibits significantly improved pain and walking function as assessed by the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) knee score p

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