To assess the prevalence of knee pain. disability and health status in the community, and to examine the association of pain with psychological distress.
A postal survey was sent to 4057 men and women aged 40-79 yr in Nottingham.
Health status was assessed using the SF-36 instrument, with the specific dimensions of physical function and mental health used to measure disability and psychological distress.
The overall response rate was 81.9%. The prevalence of knee pain was 28.7%, rising with age.
Disability was more common in those with knee pain compared to those without pain (P<0.001).
Subjects with knee pain had lower scores for all dimensions of health.
When adjusted for potential confounders, low mental health scores associated with increased odds for pain and disability (2.1,95% Cl 1.7 2.6 : and 4.7,95% Cl 3.7 - 6.1).
Knee pain is common in this population and is associated with poor perceived health and significant disability.
Psychological distress strongly associates with both pain and disability.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrose, Genou, Incapacité, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Adulte, Homme, Santé, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Psychométrie, Vieillard, Douleur, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie, Maladie dégénérative, Milieu urbain, Facteur psychosocial, Milieu défavorisé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoarthritis, Knee, Disability, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Adult, Human, Health, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Psychometrics, Elderly, Pain, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy, Degenerative disease, Urban environment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0405824
Code Inist : 002B15E. Création : 25/01/1999.