Table 3

Joint and type of treatment-specific characteristics at baseline
Inpatient Outpatient
Hip Knee Hip Knee
Patient numbers (n):
    Included at baseline 92 167 53 38
    Dropped out/incomplete data 6 3 2 0
    Complete data at follow-up 86 164 51 38
Mean (standard deviation):
Age (years) 64.0 (10.7) 65.2 (10.5) 64.3 (9.8) 67.8 (9.1)
Duration of therapy (days) 22.0 (4.1) 22.3 (3.6) 36.4 (28.3) 31.2 (28.0)
Mean hours of therapies, totally (standard deviation):
Active, totally 23.6 (9.2) 23.4 (9.0) 10.3 (6.7) 10.7 (5.6)
    Active, individual, land-based 5.2 (2.0) 5.2 (1.8) 4.8 (2.6) 4.5 (2.0)
    Active, individual, aquatic 6.8 (5.4) 7.1 (5.3) 1.3 (3.1) 1.8 (3.9)
    Active, in groups, land-based 8.7 (4.4) 8.7 (4.6) 2.2 (2.1) 2.4 (2.5)
    Active, in groups, aquatic 2.8 (1.7) 2.4 (1.8) 2.0 (2.3) 2.1 (1.8)
Passive, totally 5.6 (4.2) 6.2 (5.7) 5.1 (4.3) 5.0 (5.8)
    Passive, individual, land-based 4.1 (3.9) 4.5 (5.4) 4.8 (4.2) 4.9 (5.8)
    Passive, individual, aquatic 0.5 (1.3) 0.5 (1.3) 0.2 (0.8) 0.1 (0.3)
    Passive, group, land-based 1.0 (1.3) 1.2 (1.6) 0.1 (0.7) 0.0 (0.2)

Legend: All mean (standard deviation) data are from the “complete data at follow-up” groups.

Benz et al.

Benz et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:159   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-159

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