Journal article

"It's the single best thing I've done in the last 10 years": a qualitative study exploring patient and dietitian experiences with, and perceptions of, a multi-component dietary weight loss program for knee osteoarthritis

BJ Lawford, KL Bennell, SE Jones, C Keating, C Brown, RS Hinman

OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Explore patient and dietitian experiences with a multi-component dietary weight loss program for knee osteoarthritis to understand enablers and challenges to success at 6-months. DESIGN: Qualitative study embedded within a randomised controlled trial. Semi-structured individual interviews with 24 patients with knee osteoarthritis who undertook, and five dietitians who supervised, a weight management program (involving a ketogenic very low calorie diet (VLCD), video consultations, educational resources) over 6 months. Data were thematically analysed. RESULTS: Five themes were developed: (1) ease and convenience of program facilitated adherence (structure and simplicity of the meal ..

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Grants

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


Awarded by National Health AMP; Medical Research Council Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC


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 overarching randomised controlled trial protocol, development of patient resources, and were responsible for inviting Medibank members to participate in the overarching trial. Medibank staff were not otherwise involved in the collection or analysis of data in this qualitative study.r RSH is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1154217) and KLB by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (APP1058440).