Development of a Model for Predicting the 4-year Risk of Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis in China

A Longitudinal Cohort Study

Limin Wang; Han Lu; Hongbo Chen; Shida Jin; Mengqi Wang; Shaomei Shang


Arthritis Res Ther. 2021;23(65) 

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In the present study, we developed the first model for predicting the 4-year risk of developing symptomatic KOA in China, using longitudinal cohort. Our simple score model may aid in the early identification of individuals at the greatest risk of developing KOA within 4 years in clinical practice or community setting. Such early identification may allow for improved patient education and modification of certain risk factors, which may in turn decrease rates of KOA incident.