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Table 4 The OAQI outcomes in various domains at baseline and 24 months for users and non-users of the updated ‘My Joint Pain’ website

From: My joint pain, a web-based resource, effects on education and quality of care at 24 months

  Users (N = 35) Non-Users (N = 87) 
 Baseline12 months24 monthsImprovement from 12 to 24 monthsBaseline12 months24 MonthsImprovement from 12 to 24 months
eligible N (QI pass rate) aeligible N (QI pass rate) aeligible N (QI pass rate) aN (%) aeligible N (QI pass rate) aeligible N (QI pass rate) aeligible N (QI pass rate) +N (%) aP b
1. Disease development17 (53%)21 (66%)21 (62%)4 (13%)39 (50%)42 (45%)49 (63%)13 (19%)0.46
2. Treatment alternatives13 (42%)22 (75%)24 (71%)6 (18%)52 (62%)46 (54%)51 (59%)17 (20%)0.91
3. Self-management16 (47%)17 (53%)24 (71%)5 (16%)40 (48%)47 (55%)44 (54%)9 (11%)0.11
4. Lifestyle16 (47%)20 (61%)21 (64%)5 (16%)43 (50%)51 (59%)52 (63%)14 (17%)0.88
5. Physical activity29 (85%)30 (86%)31 (89%)4 (11%)63 (73%)78 (90%)71 (84%)4 (4%)0.24
6. Referral physical activity22 (63%)20 (59%)22 (65%)5 (15%)39 (45%)47 (55%)50 (59%)14 (17%)0.98
7. Weight reduction17 (85%)15 (68%)13 (65%)1 (5%)43 (70%)41 (71%)42 (70%)6 (11%)0.67
8. Referral weight reduction1 (5%)5 (28%)4 (22%)2 (13%)9 (16%)16 (29%)14 (26%)5 (10%)0.89
9. Functional assessment10 (33%)16 (55%)8 (36%)1 (5%)29 (42%)31 (48%)28 (47%)7 (14%)0.16
10. Walking aid assessment5 (26%)10 (40%)5 (29%)0 (0%)10 (17%)16 (30%)17 (36%)4 (10%)0.11
11. Other aids assessment4 (27%)3 (14%)3 (19%)2 (14%)5 (10%)8 (17%)7 (17%)4 (11%)0.86
12. Pain assessment20 (57%)17 (53%)17 (50%)6 (19%)53 (62%)50 (58%)43 (51%)9 (11%)0.73
13. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)23 (66%)21 (60%)29 (83%)8 (23%)68 (78%)70 (82%)67 (78%)7 (8%)<  0.05
14. Stronger pain killers16 (53%)19 (63%)17 (63%)4 (15%)48 (60%)44 (59%)40 (58%)5 (8%)0.80
15. NSAIDs18 (75%)21 (70%)22 (85%)4 (15%)50 (76%)44 (79%)43 (72%)4 (8%)0.15
16. Cortisone14 (48%)9 (36%)8 (36%)2 (10%)30 (48%)24 (43%)18 (32%)3 (7%)0.31
17. Referral to orthopaedic surgeon12 (55%)14 (67%)14 (74%)2 (11%)29 (46%)32 (52%)28(51%)5 (11%)0.78
  1. aNumber of eligible answers calculated as total number of yes and no answers (whose who did answered “not applicable” or “do not remember” answers were excluded); pass rate is the proportion of yes answers over the total number of eligible answers
  2. aImprovement in OAQI defined as those answered “no” at 12 months and answered “yes” at 24 months
  3. bData in bold indicates variables with a P value < 0.05 for changes in OAQI (negative, no change, positive) from 12 to 24 months between users and non-users
  4. OAQI Osteoarthritis Quality Indicator; NSAIDs non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs