Table 1

Patient characteristics at baseline

Exercise group n = 30

Control group n = 31

p-value


Age (years) mean ± SD (range)

54.8 ± 7.1 (36–64)

57.3 ± 4.7 (46–65)

0.16

Gender number (%) women

15 (50%)

16 (52%)

0.90

BMI (kg/m)2 mean ± SD

29.6 ± 4.5

29.5 ± 5.1

0.78

Aerobic capacity (ml O2/kgxmin) mean ± SD

25.9 ± 6.4

25.2 ± 4.9

0.66

KOOS* pain

60 ± 18

64 ± 19

0.38

KOOS* symptoms

63 ± 20

66 ± 18

0.67

KOOS* ADL

69 ± 18

71 ± 21

0.76

KOOS* sport & recreation

34 ± 31

37 ± 29

0.54

KOOS* QOL

40 ± 15

46 ± 21

0.31


Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score [18,19]

Score from 0–100, worst to best.

Thorstensson et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-6-27

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