Health-related quality of life in older adults with symptomatic hip and knee osteoarthritis: a comparison with matched healthy controls.

@article{Salaffi2005HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in older adults with symptomatic hip and knee osteoarthritis: a comparison with matched healthy controls.},
  author={Fausto Salaffi and Marina Carotti and Andrea Stancati and Walter Grassi},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={255-63}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) assessment is receiving increasing attention as an outcome measure in osteoarthritis (OA). The aims of this study were to compare HRQOL among older adults aged 55 to 78 years with hip and/or knee OA with those without OA, and to assess the influence of selected variables (sex, body mass index, radiographic OA severity, educational level, comorbidities) on HRQOL. METHODS The generic Medical Outcome Study Short Form-36 item health… CONTINUE READING

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