Health status in patients awaiting hip replacement for osteoarthritis.
BACKGROUND: Hip osteoarthritis is a major cause of pain and disability, especially in the elderly. As part of a study investigating factors that could be associated with advanced osteoarthritis of the hip, we compared the health status of patients awaiting arthroplasty for hip osteoarthritis with controls. We further investigated the interaction of hip osteoarthritis with other variables (age, gender, social class and concurrent pain) in relation to health status. METHODS: A case-control stud...Expand abstract
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