Journal article

Quality of life in individuals with patellofemoral pain: A systematic review including meta-analysis

Sally L Coburn, Christian J Barton, Stephanie R Filbay, Harvi F Hart, Michael S Rathleff, Kay M Crossley

PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to describe QoL in individuals with PFP, and determine the impact of PFP interventions on QoL. METHODS: Five databases were searched for studies reporting QoL in individuals with PFP, with mean age under 50 years. Data were pooled based on QoL tool (e.g. Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score [KOOS] QoL subscale, Short-Form 36 item health survey [SF-36]) using random-effects models, or through narrative synthesis where inadequate data were available. RESULTS: Individuals with PFP, had worse KOOS-QOL scores (pooled mean: 47[95% CI: 34 to 61] and health-related QoL (pooled SF-36 PCS and MCS: 47[95% CI: 41 to 53] and 54[95% CI: 47 to 62], re..

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