Table 1

Comparability of intervention groups at baseline1-150. Results are given as number (%) except where otherwise stated

  • 1-150 Missing values: comorbidity (1 in exercise therapy, 2 in controls); duration of complaints (2 in exercise therapy, 6 in controls); radiological OA (7 in exercise therapy, 12 in controls); previous medical treatment (1 in exercise therapy, 2 in controls).

  • 1-151 VAS = visual analogue scale; NSAIDs = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; IQR = interquartile range.