Table 6.19Quality of life

QoL outcomeReferenceInterventionAssessment timeOutcome/effect size
Manual therapy vs other exercise
SF-36 role physical1 RCT (Hoeksma et al. 2004) (N=109)Manual therapy vs strengthening exerciseStudy endpoint (5 weeks)p<0.05
Favours manual
SF-36 role physical1 RCT (Hoeksma et al. 2004) (N=109)Manual therapy vs strengthening exercise6 months follow-upNS
SF-36 bodily pain and physical function1 RCT (Hoeksma et al. 2004) (N=109)Manual therapy vs strengthening exerciseStudy endpoint (5 weeks) and 6 months follow-upNS
SF-36 vitality and energy/fatigue scores1 RCT (Dracoglu et al. 2005) (N=66)Kinaesthesia + balancing + strengthening exercises vs strengthening exercisesStudy endpoint (8 weeks)p=0.046
Favours manual
SF-36 physical function1 RCT (Dracoglu et al. 2005) (N=66)Kinaesthesia + balancing + strengthening exercises vs strengthening exercisesStudy endpoint (8 weeks)p=0.006
Favours manual
SF-36 physical role limitations1 RCT (Dracoglu et al. 2005) (N=66)Kinaesthesia + balancing + strengthening exercises vs strengthening exercisesStudy endpoint (8 weeks)p=0.048
Favours manual
Number of patients satisfied with the treatment1 RCT (Deyle et al. 2005) (N=134)Clinic-based manual therapy + strengthening exercises vs home-based strengthening exercise1 year follow-up52% (clinic) and 25% (home) p=0.018
Favours clinic

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Osteoarthritis: National Clinical Guideline for Care and Management in Adults.
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