Obesity and disability in the symptomatic Irish knee osteoarthritis population.
AffiliationBeaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
MeSHActivities of Daily Living
Body Mass Index
Health Status Indicators
Severity of Illness Index
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CitationObesity and disability in the symptomatic Irish knee osteoarthritis population. 2010, 179 (2):265-8 Ir J Med Sci
JournalIrish journal of medical science
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.
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.
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