Journal article

The association between psychological characteristics and physical activity levels in people with knee osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional analysis

Daisuke Uritani, Jessica Kasza, Penny K Campbell, Ben Metcalf, Thorlene Egerton

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between psychological characteristics and physical activity levels, measured as the average number of steps per day, in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: This study analysed baseline data from a randomized controlled trial (Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry reference: ACTRN12612000308897). A total of 167 adults aged over 50 years, with knee pain rated as four or more on an 11-point numeric rating scale, and knee OA diagnosed using American College of Rheumatology clinical criteria, were recruited from the community (62 men and 105 women, mean age, 62.2 ± 7.5 years). The average number of steps per da..

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