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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics

From: The clinical effect of an unloader brace on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, a randomized placebo controlled trial with one year follow up

Baseline characteristics Study Group Control Group
Participants 74 75
Age, in years (mean, SD) 59.6 (8.0) 60.3 (6.9)
Female gender 27 (37%) 33 (44%)
BMI (mean, SD) 27.5 (3.0) 26 (3.0)
KOOS Pain (mean, 95% CI) 61.2 (58.7–63.7) 61.1 (58.7–63.6)
KOOS Symtom (mean, 95% CI) 64.6 (61.8–67.2) 64.4 (61.7–67.1)
KOOS ADL (mean, 95% CI) 65.3 (62.9–67.7) 65.1 (62.7–67.5)
KOOS Sport/Rec (mean, 95% CI) 14.6 (21.6–27.6) 25.0 (22.0–28.0)
KOOS QoL (mean, 95% CI) 52.2 (49.4–55.0) 52.3 (49.5–55.1)
KSS Score (mean, 95% CI) 64.3 (60.3–67.6) 64.0 (60.3–67.6)
KSS Function (mean, 95% CI) 67.0 (64.0–70.1) 67.1 (64.0–70.3)