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Experiences of Health-Promoting Activities among Individuals with Knee Pain : The Halland Osteoarthritis Cohort

Sylwander, Charlotte ; Sunesson, Evelina ; Andersson, Maria L.E. LU orcid ; Haglund, Emma LU and Larsson, Ingrid LU orcid (2022) In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(17).
Abstract

Knee pain is an early sign of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and a risk factor for chronic widespread pain (CWP). Early prevention is vital, and more research is needed to understand health-promoting activities for individuals with knee pain from a patient perspective. This study aimed to explore how individuals with knee pain experienced health-promoting activities. Explorative qualitative design with inductive approach was applied to explore the experiences of 22 individuals (13 women, 9 men; median age: 52). Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed using latent qualitative content analysis. The results revealed health-promoting activities in individuals with knee pain and were interpreted in the overall theme, striving for... (More)

Knee pain is an early sign of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and a risk factor for chronic widespread pain (CWP). Early prevention is vital, and more research is needed to understand health-promoting activities for individuals with knee pain from a patient perspective. This study aimed to explore how individuals with knee pain experienced health-promoting activities. Explorative qualitative design with inductive approach was applied to explore the experiences of 22 individuals (13 women, 9 men; median age: 52). Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed using latent qualitative content analysis. The results revealed health-promoting activities in individuals with knee pain and were interpreted in the overall theme, striving for balance in everyday life. Two categories explored the content in health-promoting activities: (1) Caring for the body—being physically active, having a healthy diet, and utilising support; and (2) Managing life stressors—allowing for recovery, promoting vitality, and safeguarding healthy relationships. In conclusion, individuals with knee pain described various health-promoting activities. They strived for balance in everyday life by caring for the body and managing life stressors. We suggest that a broader approach to everyday life can be helpful in treatment plans and health promotion to manage and prevent KOA and CWP, while striving for a healthy lifestyle.

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chronic pain, health promotion, interviews, knee osteoarthritis, knee pain, patient perspective, qualitative content analysis
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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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19
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17
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10529
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MDPI AG
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  • scopus:85137831845
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1661-7827
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10.3390/ijerph191710529
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English
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  publisher    = {{MDPI AG}},
  series       = {{International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health}},
  title        = {{Experiences of Health-Promoting Activities among Individuals with Knee Pain : The Halland Osteoarthritis Cohort}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710529}},
  doi          = {{10.3390/ijerph191710529}},
  volume       = {{19}},
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