Impact of persistent hip or knee pain on overall health status in elderly people: a longitudinal population study.

@article{Dawson2005ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of persistent hip or knee pain on overall health status in elderly people: a longitudinal population study.},
  author={Jill Dawson and Louise Linsell and Krina Zondervan and Peter S. Rose and Andrew Carr and Tony Randall and Ray Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={
          368-74
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate hip or knee symptoms in older persons from a longitudinal, population perspective, and to determine the impact of persistent hip or knee pain on general health status over time. METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 5,500 individuals ages > or = 65 years containing the Short Form 36 (SF-36) general health survey, Lequesne hip and knee indices, and a hip/knee pain severity item. Respondents reporting hip or knee symptoms at baseline received an… CONTINUE READING

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