Population-based normative values for the Western Ontario and McMaster (WOMAC®) osteoarthritis index and the Australian/Canadian (AUSCAN) hand osteoarthritis index functional subscales

Bellamy, Nicholas, Wilson, C. and Hendrikz, J. (2010) Population-based normative values for the Western Ontario and McMaster (WOMAC®) osteoarthritis index and the Australian/Canadian (AUSCAN) hand osteoarthritis index functional subscales. Inflammopharmacology, 18 1: 1-8. doi:10.1007/s10787-009-0021-0


Author Bellamy, Nicholas
Wilson, C.
Hendrikz, J.
Title Population-based normative values for the Western Ontario and McMaster (WOMAC®) osteoarthritis index and the Australian/Canadian (AUSCAN) hand osteoarthritis index functional subscales
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Population-based normative values for the Western Ontario and McMaster (WOMAC®) osteoarthritis index and the Australian/Canadian (AUSCAN) hand osteoarthritis index functional subscales
Journal name Inflammopharmacology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0925-4692
1568-5608
Publication date 2010-02-19
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10787-009-0021-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Editor Kim Rainsford
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher Birkhaeuser Verlag
Language eng
Subject 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes
111706 Epidemiology
Abstract To develop age- and gender-specific normative values for the physical function subscales of the WOMAC and AUSCAN Indices.

A scannable survey questionnaire capable of capturing WOMAC and AUSCAN Index and demographic information was developed, pre-tested, and distributed to a stratified random sample of 24,000 members of the Australian general public generated by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

Age- and gender-specific WOMAC and AUSCAN normative values were estimated based on approximately 5,500 subjects. Age-related differences were noted at the subscale level. In general, disability increased with age for all items and both Indices.

Normative values provide opportunity for benchmarking the health status of individuals against their age- and gender-matched peers in the general population. These normative values provide unique opportunities, for using the WOMAC and AUSCAN Indices in benchmarking applications, in both clinical practice and research.
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Aim
To develop age- and gender-specific normative values for the physical function subscales of the WOMAC and AUSCAN Indices.

Methods

A scannable survey questionnaire capable of capturing WOMAC and AUSCAN Index and demographic information was developed, pre-tested, and distributed to a stratified random sample of 24,000 members of the Australian general public generated by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

Results

Age- and gender-specificWOMAC and AUSCAN normative values were estimated based on approximately 5,500 subjects. Age-related differences were noted at the subscale level. In general, disability increased with age for all items and both Indices.

Conclusions
Normative values provide opportunity for benchmarking the health status of individuals against their age- and gender-matched peers in the general population. These normative values provide unique opportunities, for using the WOMAC and AUSCAN Indices in
benchmarking applications, in both clinical practice and research.
Keyword WOMAC®
Auscan Osteoarthritis Hand Index
Normative values
Health Status Measurement
Osteoarthitis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 19 December 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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