Table 1

The Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, Study design process

Population, or participants and conditions of interestPatients with OA of the hip (any age, any gender and any severity)
Interventions or exposuresTotal hip arthroplasty
Comparisons or control groupsFor comparison between limps of the same subject: asymptomatic contralateral hip
For comparison between patients and heathy individuals: asymptomatic control subjects
Outcomes of interestMuscle strength of hip abductors
Study designsAny study design, only published studies, no conference abstracts
  • OA, osteoarthritis.