Journal article

How Do People Communicate About Knee Osteoarthritis? A Discourse Analysis

Samantha Bunzli, Nicholas Taylor, Penny O'Brien, Michelle Dowsey, Jason Wallis, Peter Choong, Nora Shields

PAIN MEDICINE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore the ways in which people talk about knee osteoarthritis and how this may influence engagement in physical activity and activity-based interventions as recommended by clinical practice guidelines. DESIGN: A qualitative synthesis using discourse analysis methods. METHODS: Systematic review methods were used to identify qualitative studies exploring the perceptions of people with knee osteoarthritis, their carers, and/or clinicians. Methodological quality was evaluated through the use of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme. Raw quotes extracted from each study were analyzed with inductive discourse analysis. RESULTS: A search of five electronic databases from inception..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement


Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Research reported in this publication was funded and supported through the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement (APP1116235), awarded to the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery and St. Vincent's Hospital. Professor Michelle Dowsey is supported by an Australian National Health & Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (APP1122526), and Professor Peter Choong is supported by an Australian National Health & Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (APP1154203).