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EULAR recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee osteoarthritis
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Eleven evidence-based recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee OA were developed, concerning the following nine topics: assessment, general approach, patient information and education, lifestyle changes, exercise, weight loss, assistive technology and adaptations, footwear and work. Expand
Aquatic exercise for the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis.
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Aquatic exercise appears to have some beneficial short-term effects for patients with hip and/or knee OA while no long- term effects have been documented, and one may consider using aquatic exercise as the first part of a longer exercise programme for osteoarthritis patients. Expand
Neck/shoulder and low-back disorders in the forestry industry: relationship to work tasks and perceived psychosocial job stress.
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In a national cross-sectional study, the prevalence of neck/shoulder and low-back disorders and their relationship to work tasks and perceived psychosocial job stress was studied among forestry employees and musculoskeletal disorders were associated with both physical and Psychosocial work factors. Expand
Obesity and osteoarthritis in knee, hip and/or hand: An epidemiological study in the general population with 10 years follow-up
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A high BMI was significantly associated with knee OA and hand OA, but not with hip OA; there was no statistically significant interaction effect between BMI and gender, age or any of the other confounding variables. Expand
Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy
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This book discusses evidence-based physiotherapy in the context of continuous quality improvement, and examines the role of evidence in the design and implementation of new therapies. Expand
Physical Therapy Interventions for Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Knee: An Overview of Systematic Reviews
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There is high-quality evidence that exercise and weight reduction reduce pain and improve physical function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and that psychoeducational interventions improve psychological outcomes. Expand
Minimal clinically important improvement/difference (MCII/MCID) and patient acceptable symptom state (PASS): what do these concepts mean?
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The identified cut-points forMCII and PASS may easily be incorporated as endpoints in clinical trials, and will provide information about the proportion of patients that achieve an improvement exceeding the level accepted as MCII and achieve a state accepted as PASS. Expand
Current tobacco smoking, formal education, and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
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Current smoking in men was identified as an independent risk factor for RA, whereas surrogate markers of socioeconomic status were unrelated to the onset of RA. Expand
Health status of patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a comparison with the general population.
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All key dimensions of health are affected by AS, and the physical aspects seem to be most severely affected, but in the less educated group of patients, the disease impact on the mental health aspects was also considerable. Expand
A Prospective Cohort Study of Risk Factors for Disability Retirement Because of Back Pain in the General Working Population
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In a broad public health perspective within a European welfare system, subjects at high risk for future back pain disability pension perceived their work as constantly physically demanding, had health complaints other than back pain, and mostly felt generally tired and worn out. Expand
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