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Titolo:
Hip problems in older adults: Classification by cluster analysis
Autore:
Bierma-Zeinstra, SMA; Bohnen, AM; Bernsen, RMD; Ridderikhoff, J; Verhaar, JAN; Prins, A;
Indirizzi:
Erasmus Univ, Dept Gen Practice, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands ErasmusUniv Rotterdam Netherlands NL-3000 DR DR Rotterdam, Netherlands Erasmus Univ, Dept Orthopaed Surg, Rotterdam, Netherlands Erasmus Univ Rotterdam Netherlands thopaed Surg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
fascicolo: 11, volume: 54, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1139 - 1145
SICI:
0895-4356(200111)54:11<1139:HPIOAC>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OF-RHEUMATOLOGY CRITERIA; MERALGIA-PARESTHETICA; OSTEOARTHRITIS; JOINT;
Keywords:
hip; osteoarthritis; primary care; classification; cluster analysis;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
37
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bierma-Zeinstra, SMA Erasmus Univ, Dept Gen Practice, Room FF 320,POB 1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands Erasmus Univ Room FF 320,POB 1738 Rotterdam Netherlands NL-3000 DR
Citazione:
S.M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra et al., "Hip problems in older adults: Classification by cluster analysis", J CLIN EPID, 54(11), 2001, pp. 1139-1145

Abstract

No validated classification system of hip disorders in primary care is available. This study explores whether it is possible to obtain such a classification with the method of cluster analyses. A total of 224 consecutive patients aged 50 years or older, consulting the general practitioner for pain in the hip region, and referred for X-ray investigation of the hip, underwent a standardized examination. Ward's cluster analysis with variables from history and physical examination of the hip region resulted in a classification with nine different clusters. These clusters were reproduced in 10 random subsamples and with an alternative cluster analysis. Significant relationships of various external variables (radiological and sonographic signs and variables of low-back and knee examination) with the distinctive clusters were found. Twenty of the approached experts recognized the symptoms in seven clusters as identifiable syndromes. However, further validation of theachieved classification system, especially with respect to the clinical importance, is needed before introducing it into clinical practice. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

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