Counseling on the Potential of Platelet Growth Factor as a Biological Agent to Overcome Osteoarthritis Disorders at Ar-Rasyid Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia
Keywords:Counseling, Platelet growth factor, Osteoarthritis
Growth factor is a cytokine that plays a role in triggering a series of inhibition of inflammatory processes and triggers repair of joint cartilage which acts as a shock absorber. However, the current phenomenon shows that patients are still very hesitant to take advantage of the potential of platelet growth factor as a modality for the treatment of OA. The aspect of patient ignorance related to the potential of this modality is believed to be the reason for the lack of interest in OA patients utilizing this therapeutic modality. This community service aims to increase aspects of knowledge of OA patients about the potential, benefits and possible risks of using platelet growth factor through the process of counseling and education for OA patients at Ar-Rasyid Hospital Palembang Indonesia. This counseling activity was carried out on outpatients at the polyclinic of Ar-Rasyid Hospital Palembang Indonesia. There was an increase in the response knowledge score after counseling on the potential growth factor of platelets to overcome OA, with p<0.05. The results of the study also showed that there was an increase in aspects of attitude and behavior to choose the modality of platelet growth factor therapy after thecounseling process, with p < 0.05. Counseling activities are effective in improving aspects of knowledge and patient behavior at RS Ar Rasyid Palembang Indonesia in choosing growth factor therapy modalities from platelets for OA.
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