Table 6.20Use of concomitant medication

Medication use outcomeReferenceInterventionAssessment timeOutcome/effect size
Manual therapy vs other exercise
Use of rescue paracetamol1 RCT (Dracoglu et al. 2005) (N=66)Kinaesthesia + balancing + strengthening exercises vs strengthening exercisesStudy endpoint (8 weeks)NS
Use of concomitant medication1 RCT (Deyle et al. 2005) (N=134)Clinic-based manual therapy + strengthening exercises vs home-based strengthening exercise1 year follow-up48% (clinic) and 68% (home) p=0.03
Favours clinic

From: 6, Non-pharmacological management of osteoarthritis

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