Journal article

Misconceptions and the Acceptance of Evidence-based Nonsurgical Interventions for Knee Osteoarthritis. A Qualitative Study

Samantha Bunzli, Penny O'Brien, Darshini Ayton, Michelle Dowsey, Jane Gunn, Peter Choong, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In contrast to best practice guidelines for knee osteoarthritis (OA), findings from several different healthcare settings have identified that nonsurgical treatments are underused and TKA is overused. Empirical evidence and qualitative observations suggest that patients' willingness to accept nonsurgical interventions for knee OA is low. A qualitative investigation of why patients may feel that such interventions are of little value may be an important step toward increasing their use in the treatment of knee OA QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: This qualitative study was embedded in a larger study investigating patient-related factors (beliefs/attitudes toward knee OA and its treatment) and h..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Center for Research Excellence Grant in Total Joint Replacement


Funding Acknowledgements

Each author certifies that he or she has no commercial associations (e.g., consultancies, stock ownership, equity interest, patent/licensing arrangements) that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. One of the authors (MD) holds a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (1122526) and one or more of the authors (MD, PC, JG) hold an NHMRC Center for Research Excellence Grant in Total Joint Replacement (1116325). The funders had no role in the conduct of this study. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (R) neither advocates nor endorses the use of any treatment, drug, or device. Readers are encouraged to always seek additional information, including FDA approval status, of any drug or device before clinical use. Each author certifies that his or her institution approved the human protocol for this investigation and that all investigations were conducted in conformity with ethical principles of research.