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2022 Jul 22

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)

How do non-surgical interventions improve pain and physical function in people with osteoarthritis? A scoping review of mediation analysis studies.


Lima Y L, Lee H, Klyne DM, Dobson FL, Hinman RS, Bennell KL, Hall M
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Jul 22.
PMID: 35866717.


Non-surgical interventions are recommended for osteoarthritis (OA). However, how interventions change pain and physical function is unclear. Therefore, the objectives of this scoping review were to: (1) identify what potential mediators of non-surgical interventions on pain and physical function have been evaluated and (2) summarise the findings according to intervention, joint and outcome.