Table 3

Treatment rankings from the network meta-analyses for any improvement.

Treatment (class)3 months*12 months†
Mean rankMedian rank (95% CrI)Mean rankMedian rank (95% CrI)
Education+exercise+patellar taping/mobilisations+orthosis1.361 (1 to 3)2.032 (1 to 4)
Education+exercise+patellar taping/mobilisations2.122 (1 to 4)2.563 (1 to 4)
Education+orthosis3.173 (2 to 5)1.571 (1 to 4)
Exercise3.774 (1 to 5)NANA
Education4.585 (3 to 5)3.844 (3 to 4)
Wait and see5.996 (6 to 6)NANA
  • *Results from a fixed effects model with random between treatment within class effect.

  • †Results from a fixed effects model without class effect.

  • 95% CrI, 95% credible interval; NA, not applicable.