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Table 1 Exclusion criteria

From: Weight-loss and exercise for communities with arthritis in North Carolina (we-can): design and rationale of a pragmatic, assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial

Criteria Exclusion Method
Significant co-morbid disease that would pose a safety threat or impair ability to participate; low BMI; no knee OA Symptomatic or severe coronary artery disease; unable to walk without assistive device; blindness; type 1 diabetes; BMI < 27.0 kg/m2, does not meet ACR clinical criteria for knee OA Medical history; knee exam using ACR clinical criteria and performed by research staff trained by our MDs
Ability and willingness to modify dietary or exercise behaviors Unwillingness or inability to change eating and physical activity habits due to environment; cannot speak and read English Questionnaire, assessment by interventionists
Ability to finish or to comply with the 18-month study Planning to leave area ≥ 2 months during the next 18 months Questionnaire
Significant cognitive impairment Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) Medical history, MOCA
Transportation Unable to provide own transportation to and from the intervention site Questionnaire