Journal article

Associations between changes in knee pain location and clinical symptoms in people with medial knee osteoarthritis using footwear for self-management: an exploratory study

A Van Ginckel, KL Bennell, PK Campbell, J Kasza, TV Wrigley, DJ Hunter, RS Hinman

OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine whether change in pain location is associated with clinically-relevant improvements in walking pain severity and physical dysfunction in people with medial tibiofemoral osteoarthritis (OA) using footwear for self-management. DESIGN: We analysed a sub-set of 91 participants pooled from both arms of a 6-month randomised controlled trial of footwear for knee OA. The Photographic Knee Pain Map was self-administered to generate changes in the number of painful zones ('unchanged', 'increased', 'decreased') and anatomical patterns of pain ('unchanged', 'no longer diffuse', 'becoming diffuse', 'other pattern changes'). Improvement in symptoms was determined using the minimum cl..

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Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Program Grant


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council (Project Grant #1044396). RSH is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175). AVG is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Health & Medical Research Council Program Grant (# 61887). KLB is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship (# 1058440). DJH is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (# 1079777). The funding sources had no role in the design, analysis and decision for publication of this manuscript.