Osteoarthritis Knowledge Survey (OAKS)

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The survey is for people who have hip or knee pain that may be caused by osteoarthritis. The initial section of the survey asks questions to check whether your knee or hip pain is likely to be caused by osteoarthritis. If you have more than one painful joint, you will be asked which joint causes you the most trouble. Knowledge empowers people to manage their health. It is important to have valid tools to measure people's knowledge so that we can identify when further information may be helpful or find the best ways of increasing knowledge. An international group of researchers, clinicians, and people with osteoarthritis from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom have developed the OsteoArthritis Knowledge Scale (OAKS) based on knowledge considered important for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are aged 45 years or older
  • Have had hip or knee pain on most days of the past month

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OAKS was designed and developed by researchers (Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Ben Metcalf) at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with University of Otago, University of British Columbia, Maquarie University, University of Exeter, Curtin University, Auckland University of Technology. This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.