Journal article

My joint pain, a web-based resource, effects on education and quality of care at 24 months

Xia Wang, Hema Urban, Kim L Bennell, Chris Dickson, Fiona Dobson, Marlene Fransen, Graeme Jones, David J Hunter



OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of the updated version of an evidence-based osteoarthritis (OA) resource and consumer hub, 'My Joint Pain' website, on health education and quality of care over 12 months. METHODS: Using a classic quasi-experimental design, participants with symptomatic hip or knee OA were recruited across Australia to evaluate the 'My Joint Pain' website, compared to a control group of non-users from 12 to 24 months. Outcome measures included the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (HEIQ) and the OA Quality Indicator (OAQI) questionnaire. The changes from 12 to 24 months in the HEIQ were evaluated using a generalised linear model. The differences between users and non-us..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by an Australian Research Council discovery grant (#DP130104407). This website was developed in collaboration with Arthritis Australia in partnership with the Bupa Health Foundation. DJH is funded by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship and KLB by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship. Arthritis Australia received unencumbered funding for the `My Joint Pain' website from the Bupa Health Foundation. AstraZeneca and Pfizer provided additional unencumbered funding support. Google and Anchor Hosting provided unencumbered in-kind support.