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Table 2 Prioritised rankings of research topics by persons with OA (1000Minds survey responders n = 161)

From: Developing strategic priorities in osteoarthritis research: Proceedings and recommendations arising from the 2017 Australian Osteoarthritis Summit

Ranking Topic Median Mean Q1 Q3 IQR
1 Preventing further progression of osteoarthritis once identified 4.50 5.49 3.00 8.00 5.00
2 Prevention of osteoarthritis 5.00 6.08 2.50 9.00 6.50
3 Identifying the cause of osteoarthritis 5.50 6.40 2.50 9.25 6.75
4 A cure for osteoarthritis 5.50 6.36 2.00 8.75 6.75
5 Stem cell / Platelet rich plasma treatments 7.00 7.90 3.00 12.00 9.00
6 Identifying people with early osteoarthritis 8.00 8.57 4.00 12.00 8.00
7 Non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis 8.00 7.92 5.00 10.50 5.50
8 Identifying triggers for pain 9.00 9.19 6.00 12.50 6.50
9 Identifying the role of genetics 10.00 10.03 5.50 14.00 8.50
10 Exercise 10.50 10.80 7.00 14.75 7.75
11 Cartilage replacement 11.00 10.60 6.00 16.00 10.00
12 Physiotherapy 11.00 11.11 8.00 14.50 6.50
13 Improving education about osteoarthritis 12.50 11.90 8.00 15.75 7.75
14 Diet and weight loss treatments 13.00 11.49 7.50 15.50 8.00
15 Alternative therapies / supplements 13.00 12.37 8.00 16.75 8.75
16 Optimising pain medications 13.50 12.49 9.50 16.00 6.50
17 Surgical treatments 14.50 13.87 11.00 18.00 7.00
18 Therapeutic aids / assistive devices 14.50 13.54 11.00 16.50 5.50
19 Footwear 15.00 13.88 11.00 18.00 7.00
  1. The ranking numbers represent the ordinal ranking of the priority values. For example 1 = 1st, i.e. this is the top ranking or top test for the group. The median/mean represents the group median/mean ranking with 1st (Q1) and 3rd (Q3) quartiles and interquartile range (IQR)