Online programs can be beneficial in teaching people ways to reduce their pain and improve their ability to function. This study is comparing different types of online resources for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) to help them manage their symptoms. Participants will be asked to utilise an OA resource website for 12 weeks which may include completing a modified-yoga exercise in their own home using videos accessed on the internet.
You may be eligible if you:
- Are over 45 years of age
- Have had knee pain on most days of the past month
- Are not currently participating in a regular exercise program
COPE was designed and developed by researchers (Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dave Mackenzie, Stephanie Hawkins, Samantha Teo, Alex Kimp, Sarah Schwartz) at the University of Melbourne. This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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