The primary aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a model of care for primary care management of knee osteoarthritis that supported both General Practitioners and patients to uptake the key osteoarthritis clinical guideline recommendations and achieve improvements in pain and function. Optimal management of knee osteoarthritis often requires challenging lifestyle changes for people with knee osteoarthritis, and General Practitioners face challenges in guiding and supporting their patients to make these changes.
Status of project: completed
Researchers involved in this study included Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, A/Prof Caroline Brand, Dr Thorlene Egerton, A/Prof Marie Pirotta, and A/Prof Clare Delaney at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, Queen’s University, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University College London, Curtin University, Medibank Private, Prima Health Solutions, Healthchange Australia, HCF, NIB, Arthritis Victoria and BUPA Australia.
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