Journal article

Prognostic factors for patellofemoral pain: a multicentre observational analysis

Natalie J Collins, Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra, Kay M Crossley, Robbart L van Linschoten, Bill Vicenzino, Marienke van Middelkoop

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Describe proportions of individuals with patellofemoral pain (PFP) with an unfavourable recovery over 12 months; identify clinical predictors of poor recovery at 3 and 12 months; and determine baseline values of predictors that identify those with poor 12-month prognosis. METHODS: An observational analysis utilised data from 310 individuals with PFP enrolled in two randomised clinical trials. Thirteen baseline variables (participant, PFP, study characteristics) were investigated for their prognostic ability. Pain, function and global recovery were measured at 3 and 12 months. Multivariate backward stepwise regression analyses (treatment-adjusted, p<0.10) were performed for each f..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


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Awarded by NHMRC Health Professional Research Training (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The Australian trial was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (Primary Health Care project grant No 301037). The Dutch trial was funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZON-MW). Dutch trial grant number (ZON-MW) is 945-04-356. NC is supported by a NHMRC Health Professional Research Training (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship (No 628918).