Journal article

Better Knee, Better Me (TM): effectiveness of two scalable health care interventions supporting self-management for knee osteoarthritis - protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Kim L Bennell, Catherine Keating, Belinda J Lawford, Alexander J Kimp, Thorlene Egerton, Courtney Brown, Jessica Kasza, Libby Spiers, Joseph Proietto, Priya Sumithran, Jonathan G Quicke, Rana S Hinman, Anthony Harris, Andrew M Briggs, Carolyn Page, Peter F Choong, Michelle M Dowsey, Francis Keefe, Christine Rini

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although education, exercise, and weight loss are recommended for management of knee osteoarthritis, the additional benefits of incorporating weight loss strategies into exercise interventions have not been well investigated. The aim of this study is to compare, in a private health insurance setting, the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of a remotely-delivered, evidence- and theory-informed, behaviour change intervention targeting exercise and self-management (Exercise intervention), with the same intervention plus active weight management (Exercise plus weight management intervention), and with an information-only control group for people with knee osteoarthritis who are overwei..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence


Awarded by National Health AMP; Medical Research Council


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Awarded by National Health AMP; Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by National Health AMP; Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by Medibank and the Medibank Better Health Foundation Research Fund as well as a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence (APP1079078). Medibank staff (CK, CB) were involved in the design of the study protocol, development of participant resources, and are responsible for inviting members to participate in the trial. Medibank staff are not otherwise involved in the collection or analysis of data. RSH is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1154217) and KLB by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (APP1058440). JQ is supported by a NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands Research Scholars Fellowship. MD is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (APP1122526). PC is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (APP1154203). PS is supported by a David Bickart Clinical Research Fellowship from the University of Melbourne.