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Table 6.75Symptoms: function

Function outcomeReferenceInterventionAssessment timeOutcome/effect size
Hand osteoarthritis
Grip strength in both hands (change from baseline); grip strength % of patients with 10% improvement in both hands1 RCT (Stamm et al. 2002) (N=40)Assistive devices + exercise + education vs jar opening aid + education6 weeks, end of treatmentBoth: p<0.05
Favours assistive devices
HAQ score1 RCT (Stamm et al. 2002) (N=40)Assistive devices + exercise + education vs jar opening aid + education6 weeks, end of treatmentNS

From: 6, Non-pharmacological management of osteoarthritis

Cover of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis: National Clinical Guideline for Care and Management in Adults.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 59.
National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions (UK).
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