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Table 2 Self-reported pain and function for Short-Form 36 (SF-36) and Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS); higher scores indicate better health/fewer impairments

From: Women with knee osteoarthritis have more pain and poorer function than men, but similar physical activity prior to total knee replacement

Results Women, average (SD) Men, average (SD) P value
BPI Severity 5.40 (1.69) 4.41 (2.02) 0.001*
SF-36 Pain 34.68 (18.23) 45.98 (23.57) < 0.001*
SF-36 PF 31.08 (19.48) 38.87 (24.02) 0.018*
KOOS Pain 44.08 (18.71) 50.77 (17.58) 0.020*
KOOS ADL 52.51 (19.47) 61.09 (22.05) 0.007*
  1. ADL = activity in daily living; BPI = Brief Pain Inventory; PF = physical function.
  2. * = significance < 0.05