Journal article

OARSI recommended performance-based tests to assess physical function in people diagnosed with hip or knee osteoarthritis

F Dobson, RS Hinman, EM Roos, JH Abbott, P Stratford, AM Davis, R Buchbinder, L Snyder-Mackler, Y Henrotin, J Thumboo, P Hansen, KL Bennell



OBJECTIVES: To recommend a consensus-derived set of performance-based tests of physical function for use in people diagnosed with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) or following joint replacement. METHODS: An international, multidisciplinary expert advisory group was established to guide the study. Potential tests for consideration in the recommended set were identified via a survey of selected experts and through a systematic review of the measurement properties for performance-based tests. A multi-phase, consensus-based approach was used to prioritize and select performance-based tests by applying decision analysis methodology (1000Minds software) via online decision surveys. The recommended ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was partly funded by the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), NHMRC Program Grant #631717, the Arthritis Australia and States & Territory Affiliates Grant and University of Otago DSM Dean's Bequest Grant. KB is partly funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. JHA is partly funded by a Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. RB was partly funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship. YH has received consulting fees or honorarium from Pierre Fabre, Bioiberica, Tilman, Artialis and Laboratoires Expanscience It forms part of an OARSI initiative to develop a recommended set of physical performance measures for hip or knee OA. The study sponsors did not play any role in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of data; nor in the writing of the manuscript or decision to submit the manuscript for publication.