Better Knee Better Me™

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The primary aim of this study was to compare the clinical and cost effectiveness of a remotely-delivered intervention targeting exercise and self-management (Exercise intervention), with the same intervention plus active weight management (Exercise and weight management intervention) using a very low calorie diet, and with an information-only control group for people with knee osteoarthritis and overweight or obesity. The additional benefits of incorporating weight loss strategies into exercise therapy interventions is currently unclear.

Status of project: recruitment closed

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Better Knee, Better Me experience

The primary aim of this study was to explore patient and dietitian experiences with a multi-component dietary weight loss program for knee osteoarthritis to understand enablers and challenges to success.

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Researchers involved in this study included Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Belinda Lawford, Dr Thorlene Egerton, Alex Kimp, and Libby Spiers at the University of Melbourne in partnership with Medibank Private, and collaborators from Monash University, Curtin University, St Vincents Hospital, Duke University, Keele University and The University of North Carolina. The study was funded by Medibank and the Medibank Better Health Foundation Research Fund.

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