Epidemiologic studies for osteoarthritis: new versus conventional study design approaches

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2004 Nov;30(4):783-97, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2004.07.005.


This article discusses epidemiologic study designs for osteoarthritis and why traditional designs are outmoded. It reviews the design of new studies, the Osteoarthritis Initiative and Multicenter Ostroarthritis Study.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Epidemiologic Studies*
  • Humans
  • Osteoarthritis*
  • Research Design / trends