Journal article

Factors Influencing Cane Use for the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Julia Hart, Rana S Hinman, Ans van Ginckel, Michelle Hall, Rachel Nelligan, Kim L Bennell

Arthritis Care & Research | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate demographic, symptom-related, and cognitive determinants of cane use for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and prioritize the factors that could facilitate cane use in people with no previous cane use. METHODS: A survey of people ages ≥45 years with a clinical diagnosis of knee OA was conducted. The survey consisted of the following two sections: 1) demographic and cognitive determinants of cane use assessed via subscales of the Cane Cognitive Mediator Scale, and 2) 19 statements, underpinned by the Behaviour Change Wheel theoretical framework, relating to factors that could facilitate regular cane use. Logistic regression was used to examine determinants of cane use, while ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council


Awarded by FWO [Pegasus]2 Marie-Slodowska-Curie Fellowship (Horizon 2020)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant 631717). Dr. Hinman is supported by a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (FT130 100175). Dr. van Ginckel is supported by an FWO [Pegasus]<SUP>2</SUP> Marie-Slodowska-Curie Fellowship (Horizon 2020 grant 665501). Dr. Hall is supported by a Sir Randal Heymanson Research Fellowship from the University of Melbourne. Dr. Bennell is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (APP1058440).