Management of knee osteoarthritis in primary care: pain and depression are the major obstacles.

@article{Axford2008ManagementOK,
  title={Management of knee osteoarthritis in primary care: pain and depression are the major obstacles.},
  author={John S. Axford and Christine W. Heron and Fiona Ross and Christina Rita Victor},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={
          461-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Osteoarthritis (OA) management is a challenge, as OA consists of a spectrum of pathologies requiring a multifaceted treatment approach. Patient education programmes (PEP) are attractive, as they may be cost effective and potentially efficacious. The goals of the study were to determine what may hinder the efficacy of a PEP for knee OA by determining the relevance of depression, pain, disease knowledge and physical ability in patients to their response to a PEP. METHODS Clinical and… CONTINUE READING

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