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Table 1 Patient characteristics in pre- and post-implementation samples

From: Improving osteoarthritis management in primary healthcare: results from a quasi-experimental study

  Patient participants
Variable pre-implementation
(n = 208)
post-implementation
(n = 125)
Sex, female, n (%) 150 (72) 81 (65)
Age, mean (SD) 63 (10) 65 (10)
Osteoarthritis joint location, n (%)
 Hip/hips 48 (24) 33 (27)
 Knee/knees 75 (37) 47 (39)
 Hip and knee and/or multisite 81 (40) 42 (34)
Hip or knee joint prosthesis, n (%)
 No joint prosthesis 157 (75) 92 (74)
 One joint 35 (17) 25 (20)
 Two or more joints 16 (8) 8 (6)
Pain, n (%)
 No pain 1 (0.5) 4 (3)
 Very mild pain 18 (9) 13 (10)
 Mild pain 44 (21) 22 (18)
 Moderate pain 112 (54) 71 (57)
 Severe pain 28 (14) 15 (12)
Self-reported function, n (%)
 Very good function 3 (1) 2 (2)
 Good function 57 (27) 36 (29)
 Neither good nor poor function 67 (32) 47 (38)
 Poor function 70 (34) 32 (26)
 Very poor function 6 (3) 8 (6)