Technology versus tradition: a non-inferiority trial comparing video to face-to-face consultations with a physiotherapist for people with knee osteoarthritis. Protocol for the PEAK randomised controlled trial
Rana S Hinman, Alexander J Kimp, Penny K Campbell, Trevor Russell, Nadine E Foster, Jessica Kasza, Anthony Harris, Kim L Bennell
BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a global problem that causes significant pain and physical dysfunction, substantially impacting on quality of life and imposing enormous cost to the healthcare system. Exercise is pivotal to OA management, yet uptake by people with knee OA is inadequate. Limited access to appropriately skilled health professionals, such as physiotherapists, for prescription of an exercise program and support with exercise is a major barrier to optimal care. Internet-enabled video consultations permit widespread reach. However, services offering video consultations with physiotherapists for musculoskeletal conditions are scant in Australia where there is typically no Go..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council
This study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project Grant #1157977). RSH is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (#1154217). KLB is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Investigator Grant (#1174431). NEF is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. The funders have no role in conduct, analysis or reporting of this study.