Figure 3 is an interval plot of odds ratios of OA physical therapies versus no treatment with 95% credible intervals of them from four models for each outcome. This figure is described further at the fourth paragraph in the Results for OA Data section as follows: we indicate the best treatment with respect to each outcome in each model with a triangle character, and the worst treatment with a square. For the pain outcome, strength and proprioception exercises perform significantly better than no active treatment across all models, whereas for the disability outcome, only aerobic exercise is significantly different from no active treatment under the three random effects models. Compared to the pain outcome, the 95 percent credible sets in disability are wider because only about half as many studies reported this outcome.

Figure 3OA data interval plot of difference between fixed mean of therapies and no treatment for each outcome

Abbreviations: ABRE2 = arm-based random effects model assuming dependence between outcomes; CBRE2 = contrast-based random effects model assuming dependence between outcomes; hom = homogeneous variance or covariance matrix; LAFE = Lu and Ades-style fixed effects model; LARE = Lu and Ades-style random effects model

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