Test Item Cluster For Identification Of Hip Osteoarthritis

Indication: to test for the presence of hip osteoarthritis

Procedure: Use the following test item clusters

  • Test Cluster 1
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip IR ROM < 15 degrees
    • Hip Flexion ROM < 115 degrees

If hip IR ROM is >15 degrees, then use the following test cluster

  • Test Cluster 2
    • Painful hip with hip IR
    • >50 years of age
    • Morning hip stiffness <60 minutes

Evidence
For test clusters 1 and 2

  • If all three components of a test cluster are present +LR=3.4
  • If all 3 are not met: -LR=0.19 (Altman et al 1991)
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