Elaboration and validation of a questionnaire assessing patient expectations about management of knee osteoarthritis by their physicians: the Knee Osteoarthritis Expectations Questionnaire

Besides pain, disability and health-related quality of life are the main factors assessed in osteoarthritis (OA) and are usually measured by fi xed-item questionnaires that do not take into account patient priorities. Patients with hip and knee OA or rheumatoid arthritis, healthy professionals and healthy controls do not agree on the importance of disabilities, 1 2 and the views of patients and physicians on knee OA and its management differ.2