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Reliability of radiographic grading of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9225869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We review studies on the reliability of radiographic assessment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Reliability studies were reported for 10 among 24 identified scores. In general, moderate to good agreement was found for overall scores and for separate grading of joint space narrowing of the hip and osteophytes of the knee in the majority of studies, while reliability tended to be lower for other radiographic features. Overall scores of the knee were more reliable than overall scores of the hip, and intra-rater-reliability was considerably higher than inter-rater-reliability in most instances. Comparison of reliability between scores can only be made with caution, given the difference in the design of reliability studies, particularly the different qualification of involved observers. The limits of existing knowledge on reliability of commonly used radiologic scores are outlined, and, proposals are made to overcome those limits in future studies.
Y Sun; K P Günther; H Brenner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0300-9742     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-14     Completed Date:  1997-08-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, University of Ulm, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hip Joint / radiography*
Knee Joint / radiography*
Middle Aged
Observer Variation
Osteoarthritis / classification*,  radiography*
Reproducibility of Results

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