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Table 2 Comparisons of change in Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) [18, 19] subscales between exercise and control group

From: Six-week high-intensity exercise program for middle-aged patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN20244858]

KOOS Subscales

Exercise group

Control group

  

Change in KOOS score*

95 % CI

Change in KOOS score*

95 % CI

p

Pain

6 w

1.8

-3.2 – 6.8

-0.3

-6.2 – 5.7

0.49

 

6 m

3.1

-1.9 – 8.2

-1.1

-6.6 – 4.4

0.32

Symptom

6 w

0.2

-5.1 – 5.6

-3.8

-7.7 – 0.0

0.07

 

6 m

1.0

-3.8 – 5.8

-3.4

-8.8 – 1.9

0.31

ADL

6 w

2.0

-2.3 – 6.3

-0.6

-7.0 – 5.8

0.96

 

6 m

0.9

-3.8 – 5.6

-1.9

-7.7 – 3.9

0.61

SportRec

6 w

1.2

-7.9 – 10.4

-4.4

-12.6 – 3.7

0.22

 

6 m

0.5

-10.1 – 11.2

-8.3

-19.5 – 2.8

0.32

QOL

6 w

4.0

-0.4 – 8.5

-0.7

-5.6 – 4.3

0.05

 

6 m

5.1

-0.7 – 11.0

-2.3

-9.5 – 4.9

0.02

  1. * negative = worsening, positive = improvement
  2. p-value for between group differences in change over time
  3. [18, 19]