The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) is widely used in the evaluation of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis. It is a self-administered questionnaire consisting of 24 items
WOMAC Index was developed in 1982 at Western Ontario and McMaster Universities.
Method of Use
The WOMAC takes approximately 10 - 12 minutes to complete, and can be taken on paper, over the telephone or computer. Both the computerized and the mobile versions of the test have been found to be comparable to the paper form, with no significant difference. The test questions are scored on a scale of 0-4, which correspond to: None (0), Mild (1), Moderate (2), Severe (3), and Extreme (4). The scores for each subscale are summed up, with a possible score range of 0-20 for Pain, 0-8 for Stiffness, and 0-68 for Physical Function. Usually, a sum of the scores for all three subscales gives a total WOMAC score. Higher scores on the WOMAC indicate worse pain, stiffness, and functional limitations.
How to use WOMAC Index
You can use WOMAC index to self-evaluate the improvement of your Osteoarthritis condition over time with your Osteoarthritis treatment either with CollaMouv, CollaMouv Plus, or any other medication. We recommend taking your WOMAC Index score at baseline (just before you start taking CollaMouv or CollaMouv Plus), and 8 weeks later, then every 4 weeks. If you notice a decline in you WOMAC score over time, this means that CollaMouv/or CollaMouv Plus is functioning well. So, don’t stop and keep collaMOUVING. If you need any help interpreting your score or how to use the (Improvement Tracker), contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org