Find more resources in the Cochrane Community. In the broader healthcare context it refers to any attempt to synthesise the results of more than one study rheumatoid versus osteoarthritis a particular topic area. We found 43 studies with 9,110 people after searching for studies up to November 2013.
1 month to 3 years. Several studies were funded by makers of chondroitin. Chondroitin slightly slows down the narrowing of joint space on X-rays of the affected joint. We identified a lot of studies in which unsound methods were used to assess the effects of chondroitin. Data is the information collected through research.
It can include written information, numbers, sounds and pictures. It is usually stored on computer, so that it can be analysed, interpreted and then communicated to others, for example in reports, graphs or diagrams. In some studies, whose methodological quality was better, chondroitin showed no improvement in pain and in physical function. Other analyses based on different methodological quality criteria reported improvement in pain and physical functionality when chondroitin was given. What is osteoarthritis and what is chondroitin? Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, such as the knee or hip.