WOMAC Osteoarthritis Index LK3.1

Overview

The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) was created to assess pain, stiffness, and physical function in patients with hip and / or knee osteoarthritis (OA). The WOMAC consists of 24 items divided into 3 subscales: • Pain (5 items): • Stiffness (2 items): • Physical Function (17 items) Number of items in scale: 24 items The WOMAC is available in 5-point Likert-type and 100mm Visual Analog formats.

Patient Name

Section I: Pain

Think about the pain you felt during the last 48 hours caused by the arthritis in your knee or hip. Click the number that best describes your pain.

When walking in a flat surface?





When going up or down stairs?





At night while in bed? (that is - pain that disturbs your sleep)





While sitting or lying down?





While standing?





Section II: Stiffness

Think about the stiffness (not pain) you felt during the last 48 hours caused by the arthritis in your knee or hip. Stiffness is a sensation of decreased ease in moving your joint. Click the number that best describes your stiffness.

How severe has your stiffness been after you first woke up in the morning?





How severe has your stiffness been after sitting or lying down or while resting later in the day?





Section III: Difficulty performing daily activities

Think about the difficulty you had in doing the following daily physical activities during the last 48 hours caused by the arthritis in your knee or hip. By this we mean your ability to move around and take care of yourself. Click the number that best describes your difficulty Question: How much difficulty have you had:

When going down the stairs?





When going up the stairs?





When getting up from a sitting position?





While standing?





When bending to the floor?





When walking on a flat surface?





Getting in or out of a car, or getting on or off a bus?





While going shopping?





When putting on your socks or panty hose or stockings?





When getting out of bed?





When taking off your socks or panty hose or stockings?





When lying in bed?





When getting in or out of the bathtub?





While sitting?





When getting on or off the toilet?





While doing heavy household chores?





While doing light household chores?





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