Table 1.

Baseline characteristics. Total numbers for each characteristic may not equal n = 62 or n = 58 due to missing responses.

CharacteristicControl, n = 62Intervention, n = 58
Age, yrs, mean (SD)66.6 (10.9)63.5 (10.8)
Body mass index, kg/m2, median (IQR)29 (26–35)30 (24–35)
Female, n (%)36 (58)36 (62)
Married or living with partner, n (%)40 (65)36 (62)
Education, n (%)
  Primary school or less7 (12)7 (12)
  Year 7–1027 (45)27 (47)
  Year 11–1210 (17)8 (14)
  Trade/technical education11 (18)6 (11)
  University5 (8)9 (16)
Australian-born, n (%)42 (68)40 (69)
Employment status, n (%)
  Paid employment14 (23)16 (29)
  Retired39 (65)33 (59)
  Not working due to OA or medical condition6 (10)4 (7)
  Unemployed1 (2)3 (5)
Affected joint, n (%)
  Hip16 (26)21 (36)
  Knee42 (68)33 (57)
  Hip and knee4 (6)4 (7)
Visits to health professionals in previous month, median (IQR)
  General practitioner1 (0–1)1 (0–2)
  Orthopedic surgeon0 (0–0)0 (0–0)
  Rheumatologist0 (0–0)0 (0–0)
  Physiotherapist0 (0–0)0 (0–0)
AQoL score, median (IQR), range −0.04 to 1.000.63 (0.47–0.78)0.71 (0.45–0.83)
heiQ score, mean (SD), range 1.0 to 6.0
  Positive and active engagement4.8 (0.8)4.6 (1.0)
  Health-directed activity4.2 (0.9)4.2 (1.0)
  Skill and technique acquisition4.4 (0.8)4.2 (0.9)
  Constructive attitudes and approaches4.9 (0.7)4.9 (0.9)
  Self-monitoring and insight4.8 (0.5)4.8 (0.7)
  Health service navigation5.0 (0.6)4.8 (0.7)
  Social integration and support4.6 (0.8)4.7 (0.8)
  Emotional distress3.6 (1.0)3.7 (1.0)
WOMAC score, mean (SD), range 0–100
  Pain38.9 (20.0)38.1 (22.2)
  Stiffness43.8 (20.5)48.9 (23.3)
  Physical function41.4 (20.2)40.7 (20.9)
K10 score, median (IQR), range 10–5015 (13–19)16 (13–21)
MAPT score, median (IQR), range 0–10011 (3–28)11 (3–39)
  • OA: osteoarthritis; IQR: interquartile range; AQoL: Assessment of Quality of Life; heiQ: Health Education Impact Questionnaire; WOMAC: Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index; MAPT: Hip and Knee Multi-Attribute Prioritisation Tool; K10: Kessler Psychological Distress scale.