Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis

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The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a consumer-focused Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on knowledge about osteoarthritis and its management and pain self-efficacy for people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. Participants were allocated to complete a 4-week, 4-module interactive consumer-facing e-Learning course about osteoarthritis and its recommended management or read an electronic pamphlet about osteoarthritis and its recommended management  from a reputable consumer  organisation.

Status of project: Recruitment completed

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Effects of a Massive Open Online Course  on osteoarthritis knowledge and  pain self-efficacy in people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis: protocol for the MOOC-OA randomised controlled trial

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MOOC-OA was designed and developed by researchers (Rachel Nelligan, Rana Hinman, Thorlene Egerton, Maya Gregory, Fiona McManus, Karen Lamb and Prof Kim Bennell) at the University of Melbourne. This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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