Figure 1 is a network graph depicting the relations of physical therapies among studies in the OA data for each outcome; (a) pain and (b) disability. In this figure, each therapy is listed with the proper size of node indicating the number of studies investigating the therapy, and some nodes are connected if the data include the relations. The thickness of each edge implies the total number of samples for the relation, and the number of studies for the relation is on the line. Panel (a) has thick edges between no treatment and strength exercise, no treatment and aerobic exercise, and education and aerobic exercise with more than eight studies investigating these relations. In Panel (b), the network is simpler than in the pain outcome because only about half the studies reported the disability outcome. The edges between no treatment and strength exercise, no treatment and aerobic exercise, and education and aerobic exercise are thickest with four studies examining these relations.

Figure 1Network graphs of OA data for each outcome; (a) pain and (b) disability

Note: The size of each node represents the number of studies investigating the therapy, and the thickness of each edge implies the total number of samples for the relation. The number on the line is the number of studies for the relation.

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Hong H, Carlin BP, Chu H, et al.

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