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Exercise and osteoarthritis: are we stopping too early? findings from the Clearwater Exercise Study.
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PMID:  19462547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The value of exercise for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) receives continuing consideration. The optimal length of study follow-up time remains unclear. A group of individuals with knee OA participating in an exercise intervention was followed for 2 years. The authors quantified the change in knee-pain scores during Months 1-12 and during Months 13-24. Eleven individuals with radiographic knee OA and knee-pain scores of 2+ were evaluated. Pain scores were collected weekly from participants who exercised three times a week. Participants demonstrated pain reduction during both time periods. Pain reduction during Months 13-24, -10.7%, was slightly higher than pain reduction during Months 1-12, -7.8%. Among people with knee OA who exercise, these findings suggest that knee-pain amelioration continues beyond 12 months. Clinicians should consider encouraging long-term exercise programs for knee-OA patients. To best characterize the effect of exercise on knee pain, researchers designing clinical trials might want to lengthen the studies' duration.
Frances V Wilder; John P Barrett; Edward J Farina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and physical activity     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1063-8652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Phys Act     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-25     Completed Date:  2009-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415639     Medline TA:  J Aging Phys Act     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wilder and Barrett are with the Arthritis Research Institute of America, 300 S. Duncan Avenue, Ste 240, Clearwater, FL 33755, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis, Knee / rehabilitation*
Pain Measurement
Research Design*
Time Factors

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