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Am J Nurs. 2012 Mar;112(3 Suppl 1):S26-31. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000412648.25797.f0.

Assessing for risk and progression of osteoarthritis: the nurse's role.

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Arthritis and Internal Medicine Associates-UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.


The authors review the primary and secondary risk factors for osteoarthritis (OA), its pathophysiology and epidemiology, the evidence-based approaches to slowing progression, and the role of nurses encountering OA in primary care and other settings.

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