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Table 2 Criteria for inclusion or exclusion

From: Implementing international osteoarthritis treatment guidelines in primary health care: study protocol for the SAMBA stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
• Males and females 45 years or older
• Activity-related hip and/or knee pain/complaints
AND
• Clinical signs and symptoms corresponding to hip and/or knee OA
OR
radiologically diagnosed OA
OR
registered in the medical journal with the ICPC codes L89 (osteoarthritis of the hip), L90 (osteoarthritis of knee), and/or L91 Osteoarthritis (not classified elsewhere).
• Total hip or knee replacement in the actual joint(s) and no pain/complaints in the other hip or knee joint(s)
• Inflammatory rheumatic diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis)
• Malignant illness or other major conditions (i.e. unstable cardiovascular disorders or lung disease, dementia) that restrict the ability to adhere to the recommended OA treatment
• Do not understand the Norwegian language