Symptom severity of osteoarthritis of the knee: a patient-based measure developed in the veterans health study.

@article{Clark1998SymptomSO,
  title={Symptom severity of osteoarthritis of the knee: a patient-based measure developed in the veterans health study.},
  author={Jack A. Clark and A. G. Spiro and Graeme Fincke and Donald r. Miller and Lewis Kazis},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={M351-60}
}
BACKGROUND Our objective was to develop a patient-based measure of the severity of osteoarthritis of the knee, focusing on symptomatology, that may be used in conjunction with measures of health-related quality of life in monitoring the health status of outpatients. METHODS We surveyed a random sample of male outpatients at Boston-area Veterans Affairs medical centers who were identified as having osteoarthritis of the knee according to a three-question screen. Structured interviews included… CONTINUE READING

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