Internet-based pain coping skills training added to education and exercise program for persistent hip pain (HOPE)

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The primary aim of this study was to investigate if the addition of a pain coping skills training program (PCST) (painCOACH, now painTRAINER) to physiotherapy exercise for people with hip osteoarthritis had superior benefits for pain on walking and physical function. There is growing evidence that exercises and education can help reduce the symptoms and impact of osteoarthritis, however this had not been specifically looked at in those with hip osteoarthritis.

Status of project: completed

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HOPE Research Summary

Researchers involved in this study included Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Fiona Dobson, and Rachel Nelligan at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at Duke University, University of North Carolina, Queen’s University, Monash University, University of Otago, University of Queensland and Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre. The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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