Stair Climb Test is reliable, valid, but not responsive in people with hip/knee osteoarthritis

In a new analysis of data using four trials in Melbourne, Australia, we found that an OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) recommended physical performance test -- Stair Climb Test -- is reliable, valid, but not responsive in people with hip/knee osteoarthritis [1]. The paper is published in Arthritis Care & Research in 2021.

Sharma et al., Arthritis Care Res 2021

Read the full-text here, https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24821

Reference:

[1] Sharma, S., et al. (2021). "Reliability, validity, responsiveness, and minimum important change of the Stair Climb Test in adults with hip and knee osteoarthritis." Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24821