Avoidance of activity and limitations in activities in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a 5 year follow-up study on the mediating role of reduced muscle strength.

@article{Pisters2014AvoidanceOA,
  title={Avoidance of activity and limitations in activities in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a 5 year follow-up study on the mediating role of reduced muscle strength.},
  author={Martijn F Pisters and Cindy Veenhof and Gabriella M. van Dijk and Joost Dekker},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={171-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mediating role of reduced muscle strength in the relationship between avoidance of activity and limitations in activities in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS A longitudinal cohort study with 5 years follow-up was conducted. Patients with knee or hip OA (n = 288) were recruited at rehabilitation centers and hospitals. Self-reported and performance based limitations in activities, avoidance of activity and muscle strength were assessed at baseline… CONTINUE READING
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