Obesity and disability in the symptomatic Irish knee osteoarthritis population.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127145
Title:
Obesity and disability in the symptomatic Irish knee osteoarthritis population.
Authors:
Ambrose, N L; Keogan, F; O'Callaghan, J P; O'Connell, P G
Affiliation:
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. nicolaambrose@yahoo.ie
Citation:
Obesity and disability in the symptomatic Irish knee osteoarthritis population. 2010, 179 (2):265-8 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127145
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0459-5
PubMed ID:
20054661
Abstract:
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common disorder with significant social and financial implications. Obesity is the strongest modifiable risk factor of knee OA. There is little data on obesity in Irish knee OA populations and its relationship to other measures of disease severity.; In Beaumont Hospital, we have been collecting data on patients presenting with knee OA as part of a screening process for potential candidates for therapeutic exercise intervention studies. Here, we present data on the first 96 candidates screened during this process.; The mean body mass index (BMI) of the group fell within the obese range (31); indeed, only 21% had a normal BMI. The vast majority of our patients had severe self-reported disability. In contrast, the distribution of radiographic severity of knee OA was more even. There was no significant relationship between radiographic severity and disability. BMI did predict disability but had a weak correlation. Radiographic severity did not correlate with BMI.; Irish patients with knee OA referred for physiotherapy were very disabled, significantly obese and represent a challenging cohort of patients to treat.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Activities of Daily Living; Aged; Body Mass Index; Cohort Studies; Disability Evaluation; Disabled Persons; Female; Health Status Indicators; Humans; Ireland; Male; Mass Screening; Multivariate Analysis; Obesity; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Questionnaires; Regression Analysis; Risk Factors; Severity of Illness Index; Statistics, Nonparametric
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAmbrose, N Len
dc.contributor.authorKeogan, Fen
dc.contributor.authorO'Callaghan, J Pen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, P Gen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-05T11:22:21Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-05T11:22:21Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationObesity and disability in the symptomatic Irish knee osteoarthritis population. 2010, 179 (2):265-8 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid20054661-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0459-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127145-
dc.description.abstractOsteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common disorder with significant social and financial implications. Obesity is the strongest modifiable risk factor of knee OA. There is little data on obesity in Irish knee OA populations and its relationship to other measures of disease severity.-
dc.description.abstractIn Beaumont Hospital, we have been collecting data on patients presenting with knee OA as part of a screening process for potential candidates for therapeutic exercise intervention studies. Here, we present data on the first 96 candidates screened during this process.-
dc.description.abstractThe mean body mass index (BMI) of the group fell within the obese range (31); indeed, only 21% had a normal BMI. The vast majority of our patients had severe self-reported disability. In contrast, the distribution of radiographic severity of knee OA was more even. There was no significant relationship between radiographic severity and disability. BMI did predict disability but had a weak correlation. Radiographic severity did not correlate with BMI.-
dc.description.abstractIrish patients with knee OA referred for physiotherapy were very disabled, significantly obese and represent a challenging cohort of patients to treat.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Index-
dc.subject.meshCohort Studies-
dc.subject.meshDisability Evaluation-
dc.subject.meshDisabled Persons-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Indicators-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMultivariate Analysis-
dc.subject.meshObesity-
dc.subject.meshOsteoarthritis, Knee-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysis-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Index-
dc.subject.meshStatistics, Nonparametric-
dc.titleObesity and disability in the symptomatic Irish knee osteoarthritis population.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBeaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. nicolaambrose@yahoo.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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