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dc.contributor.authorAmbrose, N L
dc.contributor.authorKeogan, F
dc.contributor.authorO'Callaghan, J P
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, P G
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
html.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.
html.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.
html.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.
html.description.abstractIrish 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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