The Web-Based Osteoarthritis Management Resource My Joint Pain Improves Quality of Care: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Hema Umapathy, Kim Bennell, Chris Dickson, Fiona Dobson, Marlene Fransen, Graeme Jones, David J Hunter
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines for conservative treatment of osteoarthritis (OA), management is often confined to the use of analgesics and waiting for eventual total joint replacement. This suggests a gap in knowledge for persons with OA regarding the many different treatments available to them. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate outcomes after usage of a Web-based resource called My Joint Pain that contains tailored, evidence-based information and tools aimed to improve self-management of OA on self-management and change in knowledge. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate the My Joint Pain website intervention over a 12-month per..View full abstract
Awarded by ARC
This study was funded by an ARC discovery grant (#DP130104407). This website was developed in collaboration with Arthritis Australia in partnership with the Bupa Health Foundation. Dr Hunter is funded by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship and Dr Bennell 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.