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Multisite RCT Investigating the Efficacy of Massage in Osteoarthritis (EMBARK)

Project Objectives

To use a randomized trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of 8 weeks of Swedish massage relative to conventional treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Therapeutic effect will be measured by validated outcome measures (WOMAC, VAS, ROM, 50-ft walk) at the conclusion of therapy (8 weeks), as well as at 16, 24, 36, and 52 weeks post-baseline.



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