Large variations in pain and function are seen over time in subjects at risk for and with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA). We hypothesized that this variation may be related not only to knee OA but also to patient characteristics. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of age, gender, and body mass index (BMI) on clinically relevant change in pain and function over two years in subjects at high risk for or with knee OA.
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2005, Vol 3
Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anterior Cruciate Ligament; Body Mass Index; Female; Humans; Male; Menisci, Tibial; Middle Aged; Obesity; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Pain; Questionnaires; Recreation; Sex Factors; Sickness Impact Profile; Sweden