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OGI 8.0 Questionnaire

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The OGI 8.0 is a self-administered questionnaire that assesses the global beneficial effects of therapy at three different levels (study joint, disease, person) and grades adverse effects of therapy, using a battery of 8 questions.

OGI 8.0 uses Likert-type scaling, and has been used in whole or in part in two Canadian studies.

Bellamy N, Goldstein LD and Tekanoff RA. Continuing medical education-driven skills acquisition and impact on improved patient outcomes in family practice setting. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions;Vol 20,(1), Winter 2000: pp52-61.

Jean Pierre Raynauld, George W Torrance, Philip A Band, Charles H Goldsmith, Peter Tugwell, Valery Walker, Margarita Schultz, and Nicholas Bellamy, in collaboration with the Canadian Knee OA Study Group. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 2002:10(7);517-526.

The OGI 8.0 is an initial step towards the development of a standard measurement battery for performing patient global assessments. The OGI 8.0 is available in English for North America and French for Canada.