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Table 3 Comparison of WOMAC scores between studies employing varying definitons of knee pain positive patients.

From: The discordance between clinical and radiographic knee osteoarthritis: A systematic search and summary of the literature

Study Pain +ve WOMAC definition WOMAC score in those with
knee pain but no radiographic knee OA
compared to those with radiographic knee OA
Brandt [24] Greater than moderate (> 3) for any of the five categories on more than
half the days in the month preceding evaluation
No significant difference
Williams [21] Currently had mild pain or greater (> 0). No significant difference
Ang [23] Current or past pain, WOMAC transposed to a scale of 0 – 100 No significant difference