Table 6.68Global assessment

Global assessment outcomeReferenceInterventionAssessment timeOutcome/effect size
Knee
Insoles
Patient’s overall assessment1 MA (Brouwer et al. 2005) 1 RCT, N=147Laterally wedged insole vs neutrally wedged insole1 month, 3 months and 6 monthsNS
Patient’s global assessment (change from baseline)1 RCT (Pham et al. 2004) (N=156)Laterally wedged insole vs neutrally wedged insole2 years (end of treatment)NS
Taping
Patient’s preference1 RCT (Cushnaghan et al. 1994) (N=14)Medial taping vs neutral taping4 days (end of treatment)p<0.05
Favours medial taping
Patient’s preference1 RCT (Cushnaghan et al. 1994) (N=14)Medial taping vs lateral taping4 days (end of treatment)NS

From: 6, Non-pharmacological management of osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis: National Clinical Guideline for Care and Management in Adults.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 59.
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