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Table 12 Guideline recommendations for education

From: A critical appraisal of guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis using Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation criteria

  AAOS [10] EULAR [6] ICSI [9] Schnitzer/ACR [7]
Education Recommended (D) Recommended (A) Recommended Recommended
Weight loss if obese Recommended (B) Recommended (B) Recommended Recommended
Activity management or joint protection Recommended (B)   Recommended Recommended
Social support Recommended (B)    Recommended
Stress management/relaxation    Recommended  
  1. AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; ACR, American College of Rheumatology; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; ICSI, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.