Daily pain variations among patients with hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis.

@article{Allen2009DailyPV,
  title={Daily pain variations among patients with hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={Kelli D. Allen and Cynthia J. Coffman and Yvonne M. Golightly and Karen M. Stechuchak and Francis J. Keefe},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={1275-82}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined within-day osteoarthritis (OA)-related pain patterns and associated patient characteristics. METHODS Participants with physician diagnoses and self-reported symptoms of hand (N=40), hip (N=32), and knee (N=85) OA recorded pain using a handheld computer on one weekday and one weekend day, with ratings beginning immediately after waking, then approximately every 2h following. Pain was rated on a sliding visual analog scale with hidden coding of 1-100. Multivariable… CONTINUE READING