Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; Stephen C. Allison, PhD, MPT, ECS
Lower scores indicate perceived improvement in pain, stiffness, and function. Black circles represent the treatment group; white circles represent the placebo group. Among patients who completed the study, those in the treatment group had a greater average improvement in WOMAC scores compared with placebo recipients by week 8 ( < 0.001). WOMAC = Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index.
Black circles represent the treatment group; white circles represent the placebo group. Among patients who completed the study, those in the treatment group had a greater average improvement in distance walked compared with placebo recipients by week 8 ( = 0.001).
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Deyle GD, Henderson NE, Matekel RL, Ryder MG, Garber MB, Allison SC. Effectiveness of Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2000;132:173-181. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-132-3-200002010-00002
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