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Table 3 Prioritised rankings of research topics by OA summit attendees (1000Minds survey responders n = 58)

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 Treatment adherence and behaviour change 5.50 6.37 3.50 8.00 4.50
2 Disease modification / preventing progression 6.00 7.20 4.00 11.00 7.00
3 Targeted- personalised treatment 6.50 7.09 3.50 11.00 7.50
4 Prevention of osteoarthritis 7.00 7.74 4.00 11.50 7.50
5 Non-drug, non-surgical interventions 7.50 7.96 4.50 11.00 6.50
6 Implementation / models of service delivery 8.00 8.39 3.00 13.00 10.00
7 Self-management 8.00 8.35 5.00 13.00 8.00
8 Diet and weight loss 9.50 9.22 5.00 14.00 9.00
9 Mechanisms of disease and treatments 10.00 9.48 5.50 13.00 7.50
10 Exercise 10.00 9.81 5.00 15.00 10.00
11 Use of technology in delivering treatments 10.50 10.59 6.00 16.50 10.50
12 Pain management 10.50 10.17 6.00 13.50 7.50
13 Sub-grouping / phenotyping 10.50 10.65 5.00 16.50 11.50
14 Selection of optimal patients for surgery 11.50 10.93 7.00 15.00 8.00
15 Early identification / biomarkers 12.50 11.66 8.00 15.00 7.00
16 Optimising surgical outcomes 14.00 11.87 6.00 17.00 11.00
17 PRP/ Stem cells / Cartilage repair 15.00 13.50 8.00 18.50 10.50
18 Pre-clinical models 16.00 13.87 10.00 17.50 7.50
19 Medications 16.00 15.15 13.00 18.00 5.00
  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)