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Health impact of pain in the hip region with and without radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis: a study of new attenders to primary care

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Objectives - To assess the health impact of hip pain at the time of first presentation to primary care, and the influence on this of radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis. Subjects and methods - Cross sectional survey of 195 patients (63 male, 132 female), aged 40 years and over, presenting with a new episode of hip pain, recruited from 35 general practices across the UK. Health status at presentation was determined by a structured questionnaire on symptoms, healthcare use, and health relat...

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10.1136/ard.59.11.857

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Birrell, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Macfarlane, G More by this author
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Journal:
ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES
Volume:
59
Issue:
11
Pages:
857-863
Publication date:
2000-11-05
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ISSN:
0003-4967
URN:
uuid:1fb0cec1-8150-4475-a82c-af58ad0f6178
Source identifiers:
126632
Local pid:
pubs:126632

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