Impact of Body Mass Index on Pain Levels and Daily Living Activities for Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis
This study enrolls people with knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study is to learn whether weight impacts levels of pain and physical function in people with this condition.
You will have one visit to our lab for this study. It will take 60-90 minutes. During the session, you will walk up and down a flight of stairs and then walk as far as possible in 6 minutes. You will also complete questionnaires. Study takes place at UB's South Campus.
Compensation is not available, but free parking and refreshments will be provided.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that is a common cause of disability. Obesity is a modifiable factor in individuals with OA. As the population ages, in combination with the increasing prevalence of obesity in the US, the incidence of knee OA will also increase. The purpose of this study is to examine functional mobility and pain levels in individuals with knee OA who are overweight/obese (25 kg/m = high BMI group) versus normal Body Mass Index (18.5-24.9 kg/m = normal BMI group).
Adults ages 18+.
Individuals with self-reported or formally diagnosed osteoarthritis in at least one knee.
Individuals must have recurring pain in at least one knee at any time of the day (at rest, sleeping, after activity).
Individuals must be able to walk; however, the use of a cane is allowed.
Let us know how the study team can reach you.
If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the contact information above or email email@example.com and someone will assist you.