Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for participants
Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
− 40-80 years of age − Bilateral hip pain
− Unilateral hip pain >3 months − Previous hip or knee joint replacement surgery
− Radiographic hip osteoarthritis (OA) defined by joint space width measurements <2.00 mm or a side difference >10% − Indication for hip joint replacement surgery within the next 6 months
− Ability to speak and read Danish − Hip OA due to hip fracture or infection
− Rating of worst hip pain during the last week as ≤2 on an 11-box numerical rating scale
− Manual therapy for the hip within the last 12 months
− Hip dysplasia; Center Edge angle <25 degrees and Acetabular index Angle >10 degrees
− Local knee pain originating from the knee on the same side as the hip OA
− Low back pain dominating over hip symptoms
− Inflammatory joint disease
− Polyarthritis defined as >3 regional sites
− Cerebrovascular disease
− Polyneuropathy or neuromuscular disease
− Malignant disease
− Conditions other than hip OA appearing to be the cause of the patient’s symptoms
− Refusal to participate

Poulsen et al.

Poulsen et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:242   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-242

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