THE FEASIBILITY OF GROUP SUPPORT ENHANCING SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AMONG INDONESIAN ELDERS WITH KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of group support enhancing self-management among elders with knee osteoarthritis. A single-experimental group with pretest-posttest design was used in this study. 15 participants were involved in this study to receive usual care and group support enhancing self-management program during 6-weeks. Lifestyle modification behaviors and joint pain of the participants were evaluated after completed the program. Participants reported that they gained some beneficial from the program regarding knowledge, skills and also increased their confidence to practice lifestyle modification behaviors including exercise and posture practice to prevent joint injury to relieve joint to relieve joint pain. The result presented that there were significance of lifestyle modification behaviors (t = -22.77, p < .05) and joint pain (t = 11.50, p < .05) before and after the program. The application of this program was acceptable and potentially effective to increase their lifestyle modification behaviors performing and reduce joint pain.