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Measurement of change in function and disability in osteoarthritis: current approaches and future challenges.

Authors
  • Jordan, Kelvin P
  • Wilkie, Ross
  • Muller, Sara
  • Myers, Helen
  • Nicholls, Elaine
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Rheumatology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2009
Volume
21
Issue
5
Pages
525–530
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32832e45fc
PMID: 19525848
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Measuring functional change is rightly recognized as critically important in osteoarthritis research. Key challenges that remain include capturing wider elements of disability such as ability to participate in everyday life, and in better capturing the longer, episodic nature of disability in osteoarthritis. Experience from fields outside of osteoarthritis may help advance the measurement of function in longitudinal studies of osteoarthritis and its sensible interpretation.

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