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Composite measures of physical activity and pain associate better with functional assessments than pain alone in knee osteoarthritis.

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Summary of "Composite measures of physical activity and pain associate better with functional assessments than pain alone in knee osteoarthritis."

Recent research showed that physical activity (PA)-adjusted pain measures were more strongly associated with radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) severity than an unadjusted pain measure. This exploratory study examined whether PA-adjusted pain measures were more closely associated with other key OA-related measures, compared to unadjusted pain scores.

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Name: Clinical rheumatology
ISSN: 1434-9949
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